95% Pakistanis assist Punjab’s resolution to show Quran as necessary topic: survey

  • 95% Pakistanis assist instructing of Quran as obligatory topic in Punjab, finds survey.
  • 1% of respondents don’t assist Punjab authorities’s resolution, whereas 4% didn’t reply.
  • Punjab Obligatory Instructing of the Holy Quran (Modification) Act, 2021 binds instructing of Holy Quran as separate obligatory topic for Muslim college students in all academic establishments in Punjab, PCTB had stated earlier.

KARACHI: The Punjab authorities’s latest resolution to make Quran instructing necessary for college students from the primary to XII grade throughout the province’s colleges is supported by 95% of Pakistanis, The News reported Saturday, citing a survey performed by the Gallup and Gilani Pakistan.

A nationally-representative pattern of grownup women and men from throughout the 4 provinces was requested the next query: “Just lately, the Punjab authorities has made the instructing of Holy Quran as a topic obligatory in colleges throughout the province from first to XII grade. Some individuals assist this initiative of the Punjab authorities, whereas some individuals oppose this initiative of the federal government. What’s your opinion about it?” 

In response to the query, 95% individuals stated they assist the Punjab authorities’s resolution, 1% stated they don’t assist it, whereas 4% didn’t reply.

Earlier, a notification issued by the Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board (PCTB) stated that the Punjab Obligatory Instructing of the Holy Quran Act, 2018 entails that instructing of the Holy Quran is obligatory for Muslim college students in all academic establishments — private and non-private sector — in addition to madrassas.

“The Punjab Obligatory Instructing of the Holy Quran (Modification) Act, 2021 binds the instructing of the Holy Quran as a separate obligatory topic for Muslim college students in all academic establishments in Punjab,” the notification stated.

Within the gentle of this, the PTCB in its 83rd board assembly revised the scheme of research and included the topic of “Naazrah Quran” in grades I-V as a separate obligatory topic.

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