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Corporal punishment still widely accepted in schools

More than 70 percent of teachers in Pakistan still believe that if you spare the rod, you'll spoil the child. Corporal punishment in the education system is still widely accepted, and is by some estimates responsible for more than 35,000 students dropping out of school each year. In May this year, a young pupil almost died at the hands of her teacher, sparking renewed debate about the practice. Our team in Pakistan reports.

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