The Village Councillor Muzafar Shah bought a number of burqas totalling to Rs. 100,000 and distributed them to students of Government Girls Middle School Cheena free of cost.
“I had decided to purchase chadars for the female students, but after consultation with local leaders, I bought the burqas,” Muzafar Shah told a private news source.
The local politician said his decision was influenced by the recent order given by K-P CM Adviser on Elementary and Secondary Education Ziaullah Bangash, referring to schoolgirls expected to observe pardah.
Bangash had made it mandatory for K-P government school female students to cover themselves inside the institutions in mid-September, and it was meant to first come into effect at Haripur; however, CM Mahmood Khan had retracted the order hours later, saying it had been issued without the government’s approval.
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