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Punjab Textbook Board Confiscates Social Studies Book Showing Malala As National Hero

Punjab Textbook Board (PTB) has reportedly confiscated a Social Studies book showing Nobel laureate girls rights activist Malala Yousafzai as Pakistan’s national hero.

Reporter Arshad Chaudhry wrote on Twitter that the ‘action’ was taken because the book showed Malala’s photo alongside that of 1965 war hero Major Aziz Bhatti.

The entire stock of the textbook that has been published by Oxford University Press has allegedly been confiscated by the PTB.

A raid was carried out on the OUP office in Gulberg and the entire stock of the book was confiscated. The PTB officials gave a letter to the press, saying that the book was not issued a No-Objection Certificate (NOC).
Naya Daur Media reached out to PTB officials for comment and the story will be updated as they respond to our request.

In 2013, Pakistani private schools associations office bearers banned Malala Yousafzai’s book ‘I am Malala’ from private schools across the country, saying that it disrespected Islam.


1 Comment

  1. Talha Malik July 27, 2021

    Punjab Text Book Board is being run by Donkeys, who dont know that it takes Author sometime to compile new books. Meanwhile, when new books are not ready, then students will rely on old for sometime. Authors dont have a magical Lamp and Genie inside who will compile a new book within a blink of an eye.

    Then, when Author wants to know new requirement from board, they find out that so called website of Punjab Text Book Board is not working and is a piece of garbage like Punjab Board its self.

    when you look at state of Affairs of Organization like Punjab Text Book Board, Not to forget other government organizations are not an exception. i makes one feel hopeless.

    Pakistan needs to re access the mental competency of government officers, bureaucrats and get rid of incompetent officials who are letting down Pakistan on every occasion.


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