Notification of omitting Islamic contents from books withdrawn

Staff Reporter

Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar has taken stern notice of the issue of omitting Islamic content from the curriculum except Islamic studies after which the concerned department withdrew the notification to implement the recommendations of the one-member commission on Governor’s directives.

Special Assistant to Prime Minister Maulana Tahir Ashrafi, Chairman of Royat-e-Halal Committee Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad expressed their gratitude to Governor Mohammad Sarwar on the withdrawal of notification.

Moreover, a special prayer was also offered at Governor’s House for the situation of Coronavirus in India.

Chairman of Wafaq-e-Madaris Maulana Hanif Jalandhari, Chairman of Jamat Ahl-e-Hadees Allama Zubair Ahmad Zaheer, Mufti Ashiq Hussain, Head of Jamia Naeema- Dr Ragheb Hussain Naeemi, Chairman of Jamia Rehmania Maulana Amjad Khan, Islami Nazriyati Council member Syed Habib ur Rehman Irfani were present on the occasion.

The participants expressed their concerns over omitting Islamic content from books other than Islamic studies in Punjab’s curriculum.

Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar took stern notice of the matter and immediately stopped the implementation of the recommendations of the one point commission of Shoaib Suddle Commission and on the direction of Governor Punjab, the Department of Human Rights and Minorities withdrew its notification.

A new notification has also been issued on which the Ulema-e-Ikram expressed their gratitude to Governor Punjab.

Talking on the occasion, Chaudhry Sarwar said that Islamic content will not be removed from the curriculum and Islamic content in the curriculum will not be limited to Islamic studies only.

During a meeting with Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Maulana Tahir Ashrafi and Chairman Royat-e- Hilal Committee Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad and other Ulema also demanded strict action to be taken against the officers involved in the matter.

During the meeting, a special prayer was offered at the Governor House on the situation of Corona in Pakistan and India.

Governor Punjab said that in this hour of need, Pakistan has offered full cooperation to India.

Pakistan has always advocated peaceful bilateral ties with its neighbouring countries, he added.

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