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The authorities in Punjab have placed a ban on the teachers from wearing jeans and using mobile phones in classrooms throughout Punjab.

The District Education Authority has released a new set of rules and regulations for the school heads and staff members. It has been made compulsory for the Grade IV employees to wear a black dress while on duty. Every classroom is necessarily to have a dustbin.

Additionally, no teacher would be permitted to write any kind of letter to any authority. Teachers would only be allowed to go on pilgrimage during the holidays season. The school heads found violating any of the newly issued rules and regulation would be dealt with strictly.

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Moreover, the education authority said that no child should be sitting on the ground. Also, no school head would have the power to suspend a grade IV employee.

A few days back, the Punjab School Education Department (PSED) imposed a ban on the dance performances by students at various school occasions both for the government and private schools.

Zahid Bashir Goraya—Chief Executive PSED said that education department would be suspending the licenses of any school that would permit or force children to dance at any school event or function.

Goraya mentioned that the decision has been taken as there were many complaints received by the department that the students are being made to dance on Indian and Pakistani songs at school occasions.

Considering the increase in the case of sexual abuse of children, some critics have this opinion that making kids dance leads to their being sexually exploited.

Previously an attempt of a ban was taken in Sindh back in 2016 to the inclusion of dance classes in some private sector schools and the provincial education minister was asked to take some “appropriate action” accordingly, however, the chief minister of Sindh—Murad Ali Shah instructed that any such notification be withdrawn. He said that the government believes in promoting and preserving culture and heritage as supplemented in the Constitution of Pakistan.

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