Punjab Textbook Board Sends Discover to Oxford Press After Malala Controversy

The Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board (PCTB) has served a show-cause discover to the Oxford College Press (OUP) for publishing an unauthorized e-book that carried an image of Malala Yousufzai alongside Abdul Sattar Edhi and Main Aziz Bhatti Shaheed.

The show-cause discover mentioned that the Oxford College Press had revealed and distributed the e-book regardless of not being issued the NOC.


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“M/s Oxford College Press has printed and revealed the textbook of ‘New Oxford Social Research for Pakistan B’ with none prior permission and approval of the Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board,” it additional added.

The writer has been requested to submit its reply inside seven days, or else a case can be registered in opposition to it.

Observe that the provincial authorities has already confiscated the Social Research grade 7 books of OUP for publishing the e-book with out a NOC.


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The identical e-book then triggered an uproar on social media for having an image of Malala together with the nation’s nationwide heroes.

Footage of some essential personalities had been revealed within the e-book that included Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Allama Iqbal, Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Liaqat Ali Khan, Abdul Sattar Edhi, Begum Raana Liaquat Ali Khan, Main Aziz Bhatti Shaheed, and Malala Yousufzai.

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