Waqas Akram

Dads in Pakistan who don’t send their kids to school will face jail time and a hefty fine under a new law.

Federal Minister for Education and Training Sheikh Waqas Akram issued a statement saying that the law is part of a push for education in Pakistan.

Fathers not sending their kids to school will cost dad three months in jail and a fine of Rs25,000 (about $256.90).

Business owners employing children are also subject to jailtime and a fine – Six months imprisonment and Rs25,000 respectively.