Pakistan government cancelled the license of a school that played an Indian song, and projected the Indian flag in the background during a function.
The incident occurred in the school, Mama Baby Care School, where the kids could be seen dancing to Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's song 'Phir bhi dil hai Hindustani' and graphics of the Indian flag flashed on the screen in the background. The officials of Directorate of Inspection & Registration of Private Institution, Sindh noticed the video on social media, and took action.
Republic accessed the letter of suspension addressed to the all branches of the school, where the Government took notice of the "highly objectionable item" and cited this behaviour to be "against national dignity" beyond tolerance.
The letter read:
"The Directorate of Inspection/Registration of Private Institution, Sindh Karachi came to know through social media that a highly objectionable item had been presented in your school function in which the students of the school were dancing on an Indian song and Indian flag were waiving in the background of the stage. Display of such item in an educational institute was against national dignity which cannot be tolerated in any circumstances and the same were communicated with displeasure vide this Directorate Letter."
The letter even asked the school authorities to appear in person before the directorate. Meanwhile, all the branches of the school have been suspended until further notice.
According to reports, when the school was contacted it was notified that the event was arranged for schools to make them aware of the different cultures across the globe and was an open event where cultures were represented from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Pakistan, United States, India and other countries.
This move comes amid the making of "naya-Pakistan" from the Imran Khan-government that has accused India of not retaliating to dialogue and the Pakistan Prime Minister who even vowed to "extend a hand of peace to India"