The government of Pakistan’s Punjab province has banned a science book for Grade VI students of a chain of elite schools for containing material that could provoke “sexual desire”.
The text book used by the Lahore Grammar School was banned after authorities received complaints from parents.
“We have banned the book after receiving complaints from parents,” provincial education minister Rana Mashhood Ahmad told PTI.
The science book had material that could provoke “sexual desire”, which could not be tolerated, he said.
“We will not allow anyone to teach our children with material which is against our social values and religious beliefs,” Ahmad said.
An inquiry was underway to ascertain why “objectionable” contents were included in the science book, he said.
The Punjab government also took cognizance of the same school’s decision to replace Islamic Studies, a compulsory subject, with Religious Studies in Grade VI.
“The new subject contains material which may mislead and confuse the minds of children,” Ahmad said.
“Article 25 of the Constitution of Pakistan is quite clear about the provision that no Pakistani citizen should be taught a religion other than his own religion – Islam,” Ahmad said.
The authorities of a country where hating and killing in the name of almost anything is a norm are afraid of people having sexual desire! It is always better to make love than to make war. Isn’t it?
If they don’t allow their children to learn anything which is against their social values and religious beliefs, they will not let them learn science and feminism because science is against religion and feminism is against patriarchal social values.
They prefer to teach their children religion. Then what happened? Most of the children become religious fundamentalists or religious terrorists.
Short-sighted politicians are the enemies of their countries.