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Pak's Punjab bans dance performances by students in schools

Press Trust of India  |  Lahore 

Pakistan's province has banned dance performances by students at any function organised in private and government schools with the government warning that any violation may lead to the of the institution's licence, a media report said today.

The School Department (PSED) imposed the ban after it received complaints that children were being made to dance on Pakistani and Indian songs at school events, a top PSED was quoted as saying by the DawnNewsTV.

The ban extends to performances on occasions of prize distribution, parents' day, teachers' day and other events, PSED said.

Following reports of increase in cases of sexual abuse of children, some critics were of the opinion that making kids dance leads to their sexualisation, the report said.

The license of those schools which allows or forces children to dance at any event would be suspended by the department, Goraya warned.

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 20:30 IST