Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister Mahmood Khan retracted an earlier notification that declared that covering up was mandatory for schoolgirls to avoid potential harassment incidents.
Khan, the KP CM, asked the education ministry to rescind the notification, saying that the education officer issued the order without taking prior permission from the provincial government. Speaking to Geo News, KP’s education secretary, Arshad Khan, said the provincial government would will retract the notification early on Tuesday.
Earlier, Chaddars, abaya and gowns was made mandatory for all schoolgirls to wear in the city, as announced by Peshawar district administration on Monday. Schoolgirls residing in the city were directed to conceal themselves to ‘protect them from any unethical incident’, as revealed by a notification issued by Peshawar District Officer Samina Ghani.
Addressing heads of all government schools, the notification laid great significance on the matter, terming it as ‘urgent’ and ‘important.’ The notification has come following incidents of students getting harassed, which were brought to light by Provincial Adviser on Education Ziaullah Bangash.
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27 September, 2019