Singer Shehzad Roy has achieved something that the likes of politicians and social activists dream of achieving. All of that has happened because his campaign for increasing education awareness in the country seems to be gaining momentum.
His show called Chal Parha on a private TV channel has been watched by the likes of Chief Minister Punjab and Education Minister Sindh, as a result of which last week he was invited to the Sindh Assembly so that his quest for repealing Section 89 of the Pakistan Penal Code pertaining to corporal punishment in schools could be discussed.
According to a report, members of the assembly have ‘unanimously called on the government to scrap that law’. This is one of the first major successes that Shehzad R has achieved and he should be congratulated for that. Having said that, methinks he should also concentrate on his singing a wee bit more.