Pak bans school books which show Kashmir in India
After some books in Pakistan showed Kashmir as part of India, a ban has been imposed. The books in private schools in the Punjab province have been banned after they showed Kashmir to be a part of India.
"The books on social studies for Grade II, IV, V, VII and VIII have controversial/objectionable contents, especially with reference to the map of Pakistan showing Kashmir part of India," said a notification by the Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board (PCTB).
The PCTB, which is a government body, also lodged a complaint with Lahore police for registration of a criminal case against the administration of the private schools and publishers of the books for committing a 'grave mistake'.
To stop such mistakes in the future, the board says, "No person shall, except with the prior approval of the board, print, publish, sell or prescribe in an institution any textbook or supplementary material."
All the district executive officers of the province have been directed to confiscate all these books from the warehouse of the private schools.
PCTB Managing Director Abdul Qayyum issued a notification on Thursday banning the books on social studies in private schools across the Punjab province with immediate effect.