CM Mahmood Khan Retracts Notification Declaring Abaya Mandatory for Schoolgirls

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CM Mahmood Khan Retracts Notification Declaring Abaya Mandatory for Schoolgirls
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister Mahmood Khan retracted an earlier notification that declared that covering up was mandatory for schoolgirls to avoid potential harassment incidents.

Khan, the KP CM, asked the education ministry to rescind the notification, saying that the education officer issued the order without taking prior permission from the provincial government.

Speaking to Geo News, KP’s education secretary, Arshad Khan, said the provincial government would will retract the notification early on Tuesday.

Earlier in the day, Peshawar’s district administration had ordered “all the students to use Gown/Abaya or Chadar to veil/conceal/cover up their selves”.