Pakistan

PESHAWAR (Web Desk) – The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Police has urged the provincial government to add chapters in school textbooks to tackle honor-killing, child abuse and violations of minority rights.

The News International, while quoting unnamed sources, reported that the Inspector General Police Nasir Khan Durrani has asked Chief Minister Pervez Khatak to introduce compulsory chapters to tackle the aforementioned ills.

Civics subject should be made mandatory for students from class-VII to XII, Durrani said in a letter the chief minister.

The letter has been written in the light of a recent incident in which a girl student of grade-9 was burnt alive in a car by relatives in Donga Gali.

“The gruesome murder of a young girl from Abbottabad is a disturbing revelation of how far our society has digressed from the cardinal principles of Islam and constitution. A criminal bunch of locals condemned the young girl to death on account of allegedly facilitating the elopement of another female,” the letter read.

It said that the victim was burnt alive on the orders of a local jirga after she was suspected of facilitating another girl to elope.

“There are innumerable crimes being committed against the vulnerable segments of society, particularly women, children and minorities,” Durrani wrote in the letter.

Similar civics subjects were once taught at schools from class 7 to class 12, however they were later withdrawn by the current government. The subject taught included chapters on the topics of honor killing, child abuse, minorities’ rights, fundamental rights described in the Constitution, traffic rules and some other basic civic duties.