New Delhi, Mar 12: Pakistan has banned dance performances by the students in the school events in Punjab province. According to report in The Express Tribune, the ban has been imposed in both government and private schools.

The report says that the education department of the province will cancel licence of schools which allows performances by students on occasions like parents day and teachers day, among other programmes held in schools.

The government has regarded this as an immoral act which strays away from religious norms. As per media reports, the students were made to perform on Indian and Pakistani songs during events in schools. The report also said that schools which will revoke ban will face strict action.

District education officers have been asked to look into the matter and ensure the ban is being followed strictly. In 2016 also, an attempt was made to ban dance performances by members of Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI). The development has come days after some critics in Pakistan said that children dancing on songs leads to their sexual abuse.

Last month, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) had issued an advisory warning television and radio stations against any Valentine’s Day celebrations.