Punjab government has decided to establish Khatam-ul-Nabayeen (SAW) University in Lahore. The university will be established at the Quran Institute in Mian Mir under the Auqaf Department. Cabinet’s Standing Committee on Legislative Business (SCCLB) in its meeting chaired by Provincial Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Environment Protection and Cooperatives Muhammad Basharat Raja approved the Khatam-ul-Nabiyeen (SAW) University Bill in principle. Law Minister Khurram Shahzad Virk, Law Secretary Akhtar Javed, Higher Education Secretary Ahmed Raza Sarwar also participated in the meeting.
Chairman Committee Muhammad Basharat Raja directed the Law Department to prepare more recommendations regarding the draft. He said that according to Chairman Imran Khan’s vision of the Riast-e-Madinah and under the instructions of Chief Minister Punjab Ch. Parvez Elahi the Punjab government has taken several steps regarding the belief of Khatm-e- Nabuwat. “The establishment of Khatam-ul-Nabayeen University in Lahore is another step towards concept of the Riast-e-Madinah” said the chair. SCCLB also considered measures to prevent errors in the publication of Quran in Punjab.
On this occasion, it was suggested that the Qur’an Board should be empowered to deal with errors in printing and if necessary, the law will be amended. Cabinet Committee meeting also approved the Public Sector Universities Amendment Act.