On Sunday, a notification was issued by the provincial government according to which it is now mandatory to teach the Holy Quran with translation in all provincial universities.
As per the notification, if any students do not study the Holy Quran along with the translation, he or she will not get a degree.
Moreover, all the lecturers in the universities of Punjab will teach the Holy Quran and its translation to the students, the notification read.
Quran will be added in the course as a separate subject apart from Islamiat subject.
In April, a seven-member committee of vice-chancellors was organized by Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar Punjab Governor in order to take suggestions regarding this idea and recommendations on how to add the teaching of the Holy Quran into the syllabus.
After the meeting, the governor at a press conference said that it will be made mandatory for only the Muslim students to take the Quran with Translation lectures.
A few years back in 2018, a bill was also passed by the Punjab Assembly to make the teaching of the Holy Quran compulsory for all Muslim students in the educational institutions in Punjab.
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