Govt says reports ‘totally absurd with fabricated facts’
LAHORE: The Punjab School Education Department (PSED) on Monday placed a ban on dancing at various events in schools all over Punjab, reported a local English daily.
According to details, there was a blanket ban on all such performances on occasions of prize distribution, parents’ day, teachers’ day and other events. PSED Chief Executive Officer Zahid Bashir Goraya told the news outlet that the department would suspend the license of any school that allowed or forced children to dance at any school event.
“During special occasions, such as competitions, parents’ day, teachers’ day and even orations there was a custom of students dancing on Pakistani and Indian songs, read a notification, adding that according to government rules, dancing was banned regardless of the occasion.
However, while media reports and the PSED CEO claimed that the district education officers in the province had been “directed to ensure these rules were enforced in their areas”, the Punjab government later on Monday took to Twitter and clarified that the report was “totally absurd with fabricated facts”.
It’s totally absurd reporting with fabricated facts. We expect tribune to verify the news before sharing something like this. https://t.co/CHxLhLFMhZ
— Govt Of The Punjab (@GovtOfPunjab) March 12, 2018