Punjab to ban corporal punishment in schools on Malala’s request

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Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi on Wednesday announced imposing a ban on giving corporal punishment in schools and madaris at the request of Malala Yousafzai and added that awarding physical punishment to students, especially to female students will not be acceptable at all.

“We will implement the law on giving physical punishment and this law will be passed from Punjab Assembly during the current month,” he assured the Nobel peace laureate, who called on him at the CM Office to discuss activities of Malala Fund in Pakistan, future strategies and other projects.

Former federal minister Moonis Elahi was also present on the occasion.

Promotion of education in the province especially in girls’ education and the STEAM programme was also discussed.