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Quran lectures to be made compulsory for all students in Punjab Province’s universities

Pakistan's Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar recommended the compulsory teaching of the Holy Quran with a translation in all provincial universities.


Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar said that all universities should make the teaching of Quran with a translation part of their syllabus, adding that it is the responsibility of universities to disseminate the knowledge of Quran to the younger generation, The News International reported.

He said the Quran with translation classes would be compulsory for students and the requisite amendment will be made to the constitution, adding that the

Quran is a complete code of life and its better understanding will help in winning the favour of Allah Almighty and of becoming good human beings.

According to the director of CLAAS-UK, a Christian legal advocacy group, “it is sad that for minorities, especially Christians who are living in large numbers in Punjab, their religious and fundamental rights are totally ignored.”

“Forcing compulsory teaching of the Holy Quran with Urdu translation against the will of non-Muslim students, and their parents, will have a negative impact on the non-Muslim students,” Director Nasir Saeed added.

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