Islamabad: In Pakistan’s Punjab Provence hundreds of Textbooks will be banned for containing content deemed ‘anti-national’.
As per the reports, the Pakistan government is currently examining over 10,000 books being taught in private schools and “anything repugnant to the injunctions of Islam, or contrary to the integrity, defence or security of Pakistan or any part of Pakistan, public order or morality,’ will be banned.
While content related to Islam in an Islamiyat, History, Pakistan Studies, Urdu or Literature book will need a go-ahead from the religious Muttahida Ulema Board, as well as the Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board, before it can be included in a private school’s curriculum.
The Pak government has set up 30 committees to pour over 10,000 textbooks of private schools.
Of the books banned till now, one mathematical textbook had an image of a pig another printed an incorrect map of Pakistan.