The government has decided to declare Quran education compulsory in all public and private schools and a law in this regard would be enacted very soon by the parliament, said State Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Mohammad Baligh-ur-Rehman.
Addressing the annual prize distribution ceremony at Jamia Salfia Hajiabad on Saturday, he said that the federal government had already sanctioned Quran education compulsory, and it believed that all federating units would support the bill, which would be moved soon in the parliament.
He said the Quran reading would be compulsory from class one to six, and from class 7 to intermediate, the holy book education with its translation would be mandatory.
Continuing, Baligh-ur-Rehman said that development, solidarity, progress and prosperity of Pakistan is dependent on our youth and in this connection students would have to play a pivotal role in materialising this cherished objective.
He said that the government had taken extraordinary steps for promotion of education which would lead Pakistan towards a prosperous future.
Chaudhry Yaseen Zafar, principal of Jamia Salfia, briefly introduced this religious school and told that its entire administrative and educational departments have been upgraded.
Later, the state minister also distributed shields and cash prizes among top position-holders.