Punjab Education Minister Is Too Shy To Say The Word ‘Pregnant’
Punjab Education Minister Murad Raas left Twitterati amused with his refusal to use the word ‘pregnant’ in a tweet announcing that female teachers in the province who are expecting a child will have a choice not to get vaccinated.
All Public and Private Female teachers of Punjab that are on the family way may not get Vaccinated as per choice,” he wrote on Twitter.
All Public and Private Female teachers of Punjab that are on the family way may not get Vaccinated as per choice. Anyone that forces them to get vaccinated, teachers should report to their District Authority. Strict action will be taken. Please follow Sops.
— Murad Raas (@DrMuradPTI) June 5, 2021
Social media users questioned as to why the minister did not say ‘pregnant women’ and instead used the term ‘on the family way’ to refer to pregnant women.
was it that hard to say the word,,,, i mean u could LITERALLY go around it if u were so worried u could say “expecting” or “with child” WHAT IS ON THE FAMILY WAY WHAT LANGUAGE IS THAT WHO SAYS THAT i hate this country’s priorities https://t.co/uKknFYPu9S
— mahad (@rascalmaza) June 5, 2021
Some Twitter users found it unfortunate that even the word ‘pregnant’ was considered a taboo.
Our education minister is afraid of saying the word "pregnant" and we were thinking that our children would get sex ed in this country 🤦🏻♀️ https://t.co/iksCZeDNzF
— Mariam Bari (@bari_mariam) June 6, 2021
Everyone please update your haya dictionaries: it's haram to say pregnant in the Islamic Republic of pakistan https://t.co/uWco9iU22i
— Zehra Hassan (@zehriffic) June 5, 2021
Education Minister of Punjab who said Palestinians to use guns instead of stones is shy to even say pregnant 👏👏👏 https://t.co/23fo2NDQZa
— anastipu (@teepusahab) June 5, 2021
Others said it took them a while to understand what the minister actually meant by ‘teachers that are on the family way’.
I could not have guessed that he meant pregnant women if I hadn't gone through the comments. https://t.co/ykCho5B50R
— haseeb (@haseebelaahi) June 5, 2021