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Saturday, March 02, 2013
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Karachi

 

Following an episode on corporal punishment on the programme ‘Chal Parha’, which is part of Geo News’ Zara Sochiye campaign, the Sindh Assembly resolved to do away with article 89 of the Pakistan Penal Code which allowed corporal punishment to children.

 

“This is an awesome success for us. The credit goes to all the people who love children,” said Shahzad Roy in an interview with Geo News.

 

He lauded politicians for the resolution. “In my songs, I have always condemned politicians, but now I applaud them.”

 

He did not condemn the parents or teachers either. “They are angry at someone else and take it out on someone else. They are not aware,” he said.

 

In a bid to rekindle the light of education in Pakistan, Geo News through its campaign Zara Sochiye, is airing a 23 episode programme called ‘Chal Parha’.

 

The programme is a journey to 200 government schools in 80 cities undertaken by Shahzad Roy, a social activist and singer. In each episode, a new issue of education is discussed.

 

‘Chal Parha’ is aired on Geo News every Friday and Saturday at 7:00 pm and on Saturday and Sunday at 5:00 pm.