Punjab Curriculum & Textbook Board has issued the official Notification letter on 29th June, 2020 in connection with prohibition of the book titled “Sarmaya Urdu” published without prior approval.
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It has come to know that the subject cited book published by M/S Tahzib Sons, Publishers contains content regarding wrong date of birth of founder of Pakistan. “Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah“. Moreover, this book is being published and sold without prior approval of Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board, which is a violation of Section 10 of Punjab Curriculum and Textbooks Board Act 2015.
You are therefore, directed to stop producing, printing, publishing, selling or using the said book in any institution and immediately recall its stock from Schools, Book Shops and from any other place.
You are warned that if you fail to comply with the above direction, strict action will be taken against you under Section 14 of the Act (ibid) which carries punishment of imprisonment up to two years as well as fine, and you may also be disqualified for grant of any permissions regarding printing, publication or sale of any book, newspaper or any other supplementary reading material for up to five years, and you may also be prosecuted under other penal laws of Pakistan.
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It is to be treated as most important and an implementation report must be submitted to the Board within seven (7) working days of receipt of this direction.