A Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said that the Prime Minister has agreed to the demands tabled by the Islamic clerics of the country to defer the utility bills of all mosques, imambargahs, madrassas, and other places of worship.
“The Prime Minister (PM) has agreed to the ulemas’ demand and proposed their recommendation to the economic team,” Dr. Awan said during the media talk flanked by Religious Affairs Minister Noorul Haq Qadri on Monday.
She said that the government of Pakistan was also aware of the academic loss of the students of the madrassas in the country in the wake of the lockdown due to the novel coronavirus.
It is worth mentioning here that due to the coronavirus crisis in the country, the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan had approved waiving utility bills of the various sectors in the country.
The Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, on the other hand, recently launched a tele school TV channel for the students from the class one to 12.
The special assistant further said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has also asked the Pakistan Television (PTV) to begin a similar channel for the students of madrassas as well to make up for their educational loss due to the suspension of their classes amid coronavirus outbreak.