If you want to get the current page without using a pager, you could use the page position. Only the current page would have left 0.
currentPage = $(
"Current Page is: "
As far as the pager is concerned, thank you for bringing this error to our attention.
To avoid it you may override the destroy function before the widget is initialized while we have the issue logged and fixed:
I will get back to you tomorrow with more information about the issue.
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