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NA passes ‘Bill’ declaring ‘Quranic’ teaching compulsory in educational institutions

NA passes ‘Bill’ declaring ‘Quranic’ teaching compulsory in educational institutions
April 19, 2017

ISLAMABAD, 19 April: The National Assembly on Wednesday unanimously passes the ‘Compulsory Teaching of the Holy Quran Bill 2017’ to declare the Holy Quran education compulsory in all educational institutions in the country.
State Minister Muhammad Baligh-ur-Rehman tabled the bill and the house unanimously approved it. Under the bill, Quranic education was declared compulsory for Grade 1 to Grade 12 students in all government and private educational institutions in all the provinces and FATA. From Grade 1 to Grade 5, the students would learn how the Holy Quran recitation and from Grade 6 to Grade 12, the students would be taught the translation of the Holy Quran.
The Bill stated that the inclusion of Quranic education in the syllabus is to spread the message of unity, the honesty of Islam among the students.
Furthermore, the bill is only applicable to Muslim students enrolled in the educational institutions.


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