By Bahram Baloch
Panjgur is known for being peaceful and education lightening district of Baluchistan, however, it has been under the sufferings of opprobrious problems of peace destructions. Before recovering from critical hurdles, it has been made to face forced abandonment of its all private schools after receiving threats by armed group calling itself Tanzeem-ul-Islam-ul-Furqan.
The threats given by the organization has made all the private schools closed for a long, which is a major issue for the region. Such activities against education are making every one believe that it is the beginning to eradicate education of girls. As the private schools are the only basic source of quality education in Panjgur.
However, the main reason of Tanzeem-ul-Islam-ul-Furqan is to stop girls from getting education because considering themselves true followers of Islam are doing opposite to Islamic doctrines. Rather Islam says “education is must for every men and women”. As we know educating a girl means educating a nation ,if the entire nation is educated then everyone will be in chips not in trouble.
Media organizations despite being the only voice of people have been utterly silent on the issues of Panjgur. Local leaders are also unable to play any significant role for defending girls’ education in the area. Both Media and political leaders have spots on the matter of Panjgur education.
Stopping the girls to get education in private schools seem to be the end of education and the lightened lamp giving lightness to Panjgur or will be the end or beginning of the education in Panjgur. This situation created by new version of Boko Haram in Punjgur will lead to a great loss if not taken seriously.
Published in The Balochistan Point on May 25, 2014