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Pak bans social studies books for showing Kashmir as part of India

Press Trust of India  |  Lahore 

has banned social studies books in private schools in province for showing as a part of in the map of printed on them.

The Curriculum and (PCTB), a government body, also lodged a complaint with for registration of a criminal case against the administration of the private schools and publishers of the books for committing a 'grave mistake'.

All the district officers of the province have been directed to confiscate all these books from the warehouse of the private schools.

PCTB issued a notification yesterday banning the books on social studies in private schools across the province with immediate effect.

"The books on social studies for Grade II, IV, V, and have controversial/objectionable contents, especially with reference to the map of Pakistan" showing part of India, the notification says.

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."

The notification also states that the board shall not approve printing, publication or sale in an institution of any textbook or supplementary material which contains anything repugnant to the injunctions of Islam or contrary to the integrity, defence or security of or any part of Pakistan, public order or morality.

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First Published: Fri, June 08 2018. 15:30 IST