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KP govt. sets schoolbag weight limit

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has set the schoolbag weight limit in the province.

Minister for Education KP, Shahram Khan Tarkai made the announcement on Twitter, saying that the provincial cabinet has finally given approval to the act for regulating the weight of schoolbags.

“I am glad to announce that the Provincial Cabinet has approved the KP school Bags (Limitation Weight) Act today which will to regulate the weight of School Bags. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is the first province to introduce such legislation. A long due relief for children & parents”, he said.

The new bill after becoming the law will be bringing relief to the children.

The bill is to be presented in the KP Assembly and after the members’ approval and signature of the governor, it will become a provincial law.

Tt was last year when the Peshawar High Court bench had directed the governemnt to enact law against heavy school bags.

 

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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