LAHORE - The Beaconhouse School System has clarified its position over a controversy stemmed from its circular, restricting use of foul language in the school, issued lately.

The circluar, issued in August on the letterhead of Beaconhouse’s Sahiwal branch, stated, verbatim: “Foul language is NOT ALLOWED within and outside the school premises, in the morning, during the school hours and after home time. Foul language includes taunts, abuses, Punjabi, and the hate speech.”

The school says that the operative word, “curses”, was unfortunately missed in the circular.

Beaconhouse says it is deeply embarrassed by this omission and cannot emphasise enough that it was a simple miscommunication caused by a lapse in language.

“Nonetheless, we have launched a full inquiry into this matter to identify how this lapse occurred in the first place, and why it was not identified by senior management,” the clarification note says.