Government confiscated School books over obscenity charges in Pakistan

2013-09-23 01:01:55 | Al Muslim News
Government confiscated School books over obscenity charges in Pakistan

 

The provincial government of Punjab has decided to confiscate the science book of class six of Lahore Grammar School (LGS) for having obscene material which is provocative for youth . Punjab Education Department has been directed regarding this issue. On the instructions of CM Punjab Shahbaz Sharif a special departmental committee, have also submitted its report based on a detailed review of controversial issues in the syllabus of the School. These issues include the removal of the compulsory subject Islamic studies from the curriculum of class six of LGS and its replacement with the subject of religious studies which the department said “is tantamount to mislead and confuse the young generation with complexity of topics like comparative study of religions at such a lower level”. Punjab Education Minister Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan said that the importance of private sector in promotion of education is quite evident but no one can allow them to misuse this position. He explained that complaints had been received from various sections of society that LGS was indulged in teaching obscene material provocative for the youth. “The CM took notice of this matter while he was on an official visit to Turkey and constituted a committee which has now completed its findings in this matter. LGS Administration said that they have expunged the objectionable material from their books but the said chapters are still included in the books available in the markets and Urdu Bazaar,” he added. He further added, “Any further action would be taken after the instructions by the Chief Minister.” The Punjab government had to take action as the obscene material is available in the market, he said..

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