Removal of ‘hate material’ from school books stressed upon


PESHAWAR: The Government Citizen Front stressed upon the elimination of hate material against non-Muslims from school curricula and resolution of issues encountered by jail inmates, according to local media authorities.

The body comprising both government and civil society representatives held a meeting with Home and Tribal Affairs Secretary Arbab Muhammad Arif on Thursday.

Speaking on the occasion, Arif said, “The government is working on a plan to resolve the issues pertaining to prisoners and make the justice system easy and accessible.”

Two sub-committees were also formed to table recommendations in this regard; the one for prisoners will hold its first meeting on Wednesday whereas the committee regarding hate material will meet by the end of August, sources further stated.

Members of the committees represent different walks of life and will visit Central Prison Peshawar to get firsthand information of the problems faced by prisoners, it was learnt.