It has been made mandatory to teach the students about the achievements of the Pakistan Army in schools in Gujranwala.
Few days back, an image of the notification made rounds on social media that claimed that the notification instructs schools in Gujranwala to teach the students about the achievements of the Pakistan Army. A Twitter user shared the notification on his Twitter account that read, “Students in all private and public schools will be given a daily lecture on the services of the Pakistan armed forces,” a user wrote on Twitter, “A notification has also been issued in this regard.”
تمام سرکاری و پرائیویٹ سکولز میں روزانہ کی بنیاد پر افواجِ پاکستان کی خدمات بارے لیکچر لازمی قرار۔
نوٹی فکیشن جاری
مان کیوں نہیں جاتے یہ تم سب اس اکیلے سے ہار چکے ہو۔💪✌️✌️ pic.twitter.com/WexXivl5Wr
— Ch.Shahzad Gill (@ShahzadGill202) March 20, 2023
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The tweet has been viewed thousands of times since the notification was posted on March 20. Another Twitter user commenting on the tweet asked if the notification is real. “Is this true that private and public schools in Gujranwala are required to sing praises of the Pakistan Army on an ‘everyday’ basis?” he asked, “6th Gen Warfare.”
According to Geo News, the notification is real. District Education Authority in Gujranwala, Punjab has issued a notification that confirms its originality.
The notification has made it mandatory for all the public and private schools in the Gujranwala district to educate students about the accomplishments and services of the Pakistan Army.
Schools are instructed to arrange lectures on a daily basis on the services and sacrifices of the Pakistan Army for the country, the security it provides on the border, “its services in defeating the enemies of the country”, “combating terrorism”, and “its relief work during natural disasters”.
According to the media outlet, the chief executive officer at the District Education Authority in Gujranwala has confirmed issuing a notification.
“Absolutely. We [the District Education Authority] have issued this notification. It was only valid till March 23 [the Pakistan Day].”
“We want to speak in favor of our institutions,” he added, “The older kids have to later find jobs and when officers from the army visit our schools they [the officers] can motivate them [the students].”
Schools claim that the program has not been discontinued after 23rd March since there was no date mentioned on the notification. Many schools are continuing to arrange lectures for students.