LAHORE: The Punjab government on Friday placed a ban on the use of mobile phones and social media by students in educational institutions.
According to an official notification today, Director Public Instruction Punjab Zulfikar Ali Bhatti mentioned that to safeguard young generation from the ‘menace of drugs’ it is mandatory to ban the use of mobiles and social media in schools.
They said”The Competent Authority has wished that below the increasing dangers of threat of Medicine at the Institutions and to save the youth of the nation from this disease,
it is mandatory to impose complete ban on the use of Mobile and other sources to use Social Media in the premises of Educational Institutions across the Punjab (Public & Private Sectors) and also for the children under 16-years.”
The notification gave directions to the concerned District Education Authorities and mentioned the age of children as under 16 years.