A senior Punjab authorities official introduced a coverage change on Tuesday to make hijab obligatory for feminine college students enrolled within the province’s schools.
“We’re leaving our faith behind, we’re forgetting our tradition and ethics. Therefore, I’ve made the hijab obligatory for our ladies and sisters in schools,” stated Punjab Greater Schooling Minister Syed Raza Ali Gilani.
The minister added that it was his obligation to take the step as it’s “the obligation of each Muslim”.
“I’ve additionally made a coverage for it, in case your attendance falls under 60pc then we’ll give 5pc attendance to these women who put on a hijab,” added the upper schooling minister.
Nevertheless, the coverage is but to carried out within the instructional establishments of the province and has not been signed by Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.
Media retailers had earlier reported the coverage change will award additional marks to hijab sporting college students.
Nevertheless, the provincial authorities in a tweet earlier denied the change in coverage will reward additional marks.
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