ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to make recitation of the Holy Quran compulsory in the national educational curriculum.
This was announced by Minister of State for Education and Training Baligh-ur-Rahman who was addressing a press conference at the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII).
He said that it would be compulsory to give Quran education to all students from class 1-12 in all schools and colleges.
Students from class 1-5 would be educated about the ideology of the Quran. Whereas students from class 6-10 would be taught Quran recitation with translation. Those in public schools would also be taught various Surahs about events and incidents narrated in the Quran.
Students from class 10-12 would be taught about instructions given in the Quran about dealing with our lives by recitation of various Surahs.
Rahman said that it has been decided to allot 15 minutes every day for recitation of the Holy Quran.
He said that these recommendations have been sent to provincial governments for implementation who will inform them of their decision.
Maulana Sheerani who heads the CII said that they are grateful to the government for its gesture and promised his full cooperation in this regard.