PTI MPA takes u-turn on ‘compulsory hijab’ resolution in Punjab Assembly

379170_50170523Confusion prevailed in the Punjab Assembly after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MPA Nabeela Hakim Ali submitted two different resolutions regarding ‘hijab rules’ in the educational institutions across the province.

At first, a resolution was submitted in the provincial assembly, seeking to make hijab compulsory for girls in all the government and private educational institutions in Punjab.

The resolution further demanded extra marks for students who wear hijab.

Few moments later, another resolution was tabled by Nabeela Hakim Ali, asking Punjab Assembly ‘not to force female students to wear hijab’ in the educational institutions.

The resolution further stated that greed of additional marks for wearing hijab should be avoided.

Earlier on Tuesday, Punjab Higher Education Minister Syed Raza Ali Gilani’s proposal to make hijab mandatory for government college girls and offering them “extra” marks for covering themselves up set off a furore across the country.

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