ISLAMABAD: A wave of criticism erupted on the social networking websites following Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) MNA Arif Alvi’s statement in Quatrina Hosain’s talk show about giving in to the Taliban’s demands of separate schools for boys and girls. Later the MNA cleared his stance saying people should have the right to choose.
During the show, aired on Wednesday, Alvi stated that the Talibans made four demands and one of them was about an end to co-education.
Discussing the demands of Taliban, Alvi said, “If they (Taliban) do not want co-education in the area, let’s just stop it.”
However, a day later, Alvi tweeted, “The government should allow separate schools for boys and girls in areas where people don’t prefer co-education system.
Giving example of separate churches for boys and girls in the West, Alvi said people should have the right to choose.
Alvi added that the choice whether there should be co-education or not should be made democratically.
Following his talk in Hosain’s show, the PTI MNA was criticised on social media for giving in to the Taliban’s demands of separate schools for boys and girls.
The show host also tweeted, saying: