In a sign of the extent of control that some in the Pakistani authorities seek to exert over young women, girls in government schools in the Punjab province will receive extra marks for covering themselves up with the hijab.
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Five extra marks will be dished out to young females who comply in an effort to promote ‘hijab-culture’ in Punjab.
Some are rightfully asking what the hell wearing religious dress has to do with academic attainment.
…. and what will the boys do? What will students of a different religion do? Why does wearing a Hijab impact grades/marks ?! https://t.co/kgxlPveRpG
— Aseefa B Zardari (@AseefaBZ) March 14, 2017
It is also reported that all teachers in government institutions are now forced to narrate a Haddith – traditions containing sayings from the Prophet Mohammed – before they begin class.
Increasing religious pressure and control.