Lahore, Pakistan – In the northern province of Punjab, which borders Pakistan’s border with India, the fate of a women’s high school has been decided by the local government.
The Lahore Women’s College, which has been in operation since 2006, has been placed under a moratorium, and no students will be able to enrol for the 2018-19 academic year, which begins next month.
A spokesperson for the government told the AFP news agency that the move was in line with a decision by the provincial government.
A student who attended the school told the agency that it was a very tough decision for the girls who were forced to leave school due to a lack of funding.
“It’s just an unfortunate situation.
They’ve been forced to work and have to stay home,” she said. “
The parents have not been able to afford to take care of them.
They’ve been forced to work and have to stay home,” she said.
In a letter published on the women’s website, the head of the Lahore Higher Secondary School, Shafiequl Islam, said: “There are no women’s colleges in Lahori.
The women’s institutions in Lahoria are not affiliated with the province.”
The head of a local Islamic organisation told the Associated Press news agency the decision was taken after “discussions with the students and parents”.
The Lahoria Post reported that there are only four women’s schools in the province.
Women in the region are generally prohibited from attending university, and in recent years women’s organisations have been fighting for greater recognition of women’s rights in Pakistan.
The government has pledged to increase funding for women’s education in the state, but women’s groups have said it has been slow to take action.
“We are not satisfied with any action from the government,” Faisal Nizami, a spokesperson for a women`s rights group, told the AP news agency.