Pakistan

LAHORE – The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf on Wednesday taking U-turn in Punjab Assembly withdraw its resolution for making the hijab mandatory for college girls.


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On Tuesday, a proposal put forward by Punjab Higher Education Minister Syed Raza Gillani to make hijab mandatory for female students stirred a new controversy.  He proposed that five extra marks will be given to the students on following the policy.

After moments, a spokesperson of Punjab government denied such policy regarding hijab for female students in the institutions.

As the government clarifies its policy, a provincial legislator of PTI Nabila Hakim Ali Khan presented a resolution before the Assembly endorsing the suggestion of the Education minister.

But today the PTI filed a contradictory resolution in the provincial assembly, urging the government not to make the hijab mandatory for girls.