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Senators write against O-levels Sociology Book for its chapter “Same-Sex Families”

The News reported on Wednesday that the federal education minister sent a letter to Cambridge requesting that a “highly offensive” chapter regarding “same-sex families” be removed from an O-level sociology textbook.

Senators Mohsin Aziz and Faisal Saleem Rehman moved to attract attention to a letter that is being drafted, and federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Rana Tanveer Hussain told the Senate that it is being done. The senators had voiced concerns over the content, claiming that it was against Islamic and cultural teachings as well as the norms of Pakistani society. “We’re writing to Cambridge right away to ask them to either remove the relevant chapter or stop allowing such books here, whatever they choose”.

The minister stated that the government will write to the provinces to urge them to take the appropriate action. According to the minister, the substance of the notice had nothing to do with Pakistan and its values and culture, and he agreed with the opinions previously voiced by the people who moved the notice. He explained that the current administration has reached a consensus regarding the national curriculum, in contrast to the previous administration, when, with the exception of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the other three provinces expressed concerns about the curriculum developed by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government. According to Hussain, the new national curriculum has now received the support of all four provinces.

The former federal minister for education and professional training, according to him, had not approved the prior curriculum because of its shortcomings. He stated that after reforms, a number of nations, including Hong Kong, which was once affiliated with Cambridge, had chosen Pakistan’s federal exam system. According to Senator Aziz, the family system in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan forbids even discussion of the chapter on “same-sex families.”

He questioned, “What type of education is being given to a child, who is hardly 14, 15, and 16 years old? A few passages of the text were also read aloud by him. His usage of the phrases lesbian and gay in the chapter was regrettable, and he wondered how the authorities viewed such matters.

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