Shahbaz Gill terms criticism on school book photo, dress code intellectual dishonesty
ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Political Communication Dr Shahbaz Gill has termed criticism on a school book of Punjab Board and dress code issued by the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) an intellectual dishonesty.
Talking with Hum News programme host Meher Bokhari and discussion panelist and journalist Ghareeda Farooqui, Dr Shahbaz Gill said the implantation of dress code was such a thing which should have taken place long before.
“The west-affected elites of our country want to evade concepts of Islam at any cost, whether they like the concept or not,” he said adding that he himself could not fulfill all the religious obligations, however he would never commit sin by speaking against the Islamic principles.
The PM’s aide said he wanted to present something as a reference from masters of those who had culturally gone astray and wanted to impose the culture according to their slavish mentality. “A school of Arizona, US, designed a policy to prohibit rubber-sole flip flop, visible undergarments, any visible cleavage, bare midribs, clothes that are deemed too tight, too loose or transparent, bare shoulders, short skirts and exercise pants,” he said in response to criticism on the dress code.
He said the entire world wanted to protect their children from such women and men who did not treat kids according to their minds. There were so many things that could be done at night clubs, but not at schools, he maintained.
Responding to the criticism related to cover picture on a school book which showed a man and boy sitting on sofa and woman and girl sitting on floor, Shahbaz Gill displayed cover picture of a book which showed a woman and girl sitting on sofa, while a young boy was sitting on floor. He said the Punjab Board books contained both kinds of images, but nobody bothered to discuss the other side of the picture.
He said the people of left wing were involved in intellectual dishonesty. He said the other side of the picture was not discussed in an article on BBC which discussed marginalization of females showing the picture on school book.