LAHORE, Pakistan: The Punjab government has decided to make teaching of Holy Quran with Urdu translation for the Muslim students mandatory from first class to 12th class.
The education would be given in phase starting from Nazra Quran at primary level, comprehensive details of Islamic incidents at secondary level whereas Quranic verses with Urdu translations would be studied at higher secondary level.
While chairing a session at Lahore’s Children Library, the provincial leader Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan directed the authorities to mull the syllabus accordingly.
Rana Mashhood said that this step would surely strengthen behavior and attitude of the students according to the teachings of Islam.
Last month, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government also made the teaching of the Holy Quran as a compulsory subject in all public and private schools.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government notified that teachings of the Holy Quran (Nazra) as a compulsory subject from Grade 1st to 5th and translation of the Holy Quran from Grade 6th to 10th for Muslim students in the province.