The teaching of Holy Quran along with its translation will be made compulsory in all the provincial universities of Punjab as announced by Governor Punjab, Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar. The decision is yet to made official and implemented across the universities as final remarks and its approval rests with the provincial government of Punjab. A seven-member committee has been constituted by Governor Punjab comprising of seven Vice Chancellors of various universities. The aim of the committee is to present its recommendations to Governor Punjab by suggesting possible ways of making the teaching of Holy Quran as part of the syllabus.
The intention of such nature was highlighted while Governor was addressing a press conference right after his meeting with Vice Chancellors. He added that Quran is a complete code of life and its education will help our students to become good human beings. The meeting took place within Governor House, Lahore and he further said that it is the responsibility of all universities to impart teachings of Holy Quran among the young generation. All universities shall be encouraged through their VCs’ to make the teaching of Quran with translation as a part of its curriculum. Further remarks of Governor Punjab included that Quran with Translation will be the name of subject and shall be made compulsory for the students. He guided the media that he will talk himself with federal government and an amendment shall be made in the constitution.
The seven-member committee dedicated for this work includes seven VCs’ from various universities including Punjab University (PU), King Edward Medical University (KEMU), University of Education (UOE), University of Health Sciences (UHS), University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Government College University (GCU) and Lahore College for Women University (LCWU). The committee will present its recommendations by May 10, which will then be circulated among all the private and public sector universities. The same recommendations will be forwarded to Ulema in the province. The remarks and points of improvements shall be gathered from public and private sector universities along with feedback of Ulema. The feedback and remarks with the committee shall be discussed on May 17. Remarks shall be mutually agreed and discussed, once done, the committee will be required to improve its recommendations and submit final recommendations on May 22. The date for final recommendations and approval is set May 22 as it will be Jumma tul Wida (The Last Friday of Ramadan). Once approved, it will be implemented all across the province.