November 20, 2019


APROPOS the letter ‘Weighty schoolbags’ (Nov 13). There is no doubt that the weight of school bags are often twice the weight of the children making it near impossible for them to carry them. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa administration deserves kudos for enacting legislation restricting the permissible weight of schoolbags.

The laudable step should also be taken by the education departments of the other provinces. I urge to the government of Pakistan and educationists concern to make such laws and persuade schools to implement it.

Muhammad Umair Shahzad


Published in Dawn, November 20th, 2019