Rana Tanveer Hussain, Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training, assured the Senate on Tuesday a letter is being written to Cambridge to remove the highly objectionable content (Same-Sex Family chapter) from the O-Level sociology book, reports The News.

“We are immediately writing to Cambridge to either delete the related chapter or we shall not allow such books here. The government will also write to the provinces to take necessary measures in this connection,” the minister said.

Rana Tanveer was responding to a calling attention notice moved by senators Mohsin Aziz and Faisal Saleem Rehman. The senators had raised objections terming the content being contrary to Islamic and cultural teachings and values of Pakistani society.


Senator Mohsin Aziz said the chapter on “Same-Sex Family” could not be even discussed in the family system here in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

“What kind of education is being imparted to a child, hardly 14, 15 and 16 years old”, he asked.

He also read out some portions of the content. He regretted the terms lesbian and gays used in the chapter and wondered how such things were looked at by the authorities.