Punjab govt bans mobile phones and social media in educational institutions


LAHORE: The Punjab government on Friday banned the use of mobile phones and social media by students on school and college campuses.

As per an official notification issued by Director Public Instruction Punjab Zulfikar Ali Bhatti, the ban has been placed to protect youngsters from the ‘menace of drugs’.

The notification gave directions to the concerned District Education Authorities and mentioned the age of children on whom the ban had been placed as under 16 years.