The Punjab government has decided to ban corporal punishment in schools and seminaries of the province at the request of Youngest Noble Laurate Malala Yousufzai.
According to details, the decision was made by Punjab Chief Minister Pervaiz Elahi during a meeting with Noble laureate Malala Yousufzai, who called on him during his visit to Pakistan.
The Punjab Chief Minister decided to table a bill in the provincial assembly to ban corporal punishment in schools and seminaries of the province.
During the meeting, Punjab CM and Malala Yousufzai discussed plans and educational initiatives funded by the Malala Fund in Pakistan. They also discussed the promotion of education in the province, especially the girls’ education program. The Noble laureate praised CM Pervaiz Elahi for reforms in the education sector and paid tribute to his knowledge-friendly initiatives in the province.
Speaking on the occasion, the Punjab chief minister said that physically punishing students in schools and seminaries was not acceptable at all, vowing to bring a law to ban corporal punishment.
CM Punjab Pervaiz Elahi further said that the government was in the process of hiring primary school teachers for Punjabi which will help improve the overall level of literacy in the province.
Moreover, he said that his government was working on a program to provide free education to students. CM Punjab added that they were aiming for a 100 percent increase in the honorarium for students in South Punjab.
Earlier The world’s youngest Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai arrived in Pakistan on Tuesday along with her father Ziauddin Yousufzai.
On her current visit, Malala is scheduled to attend multiple seminars and sessions. The Nobel laureate would also attend an event organized by the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) to honour her contributions to the field of education.
After arriving in Pakistan she tweeted “That wonderful feeling of arriving back home in Pakistan never gets old,”