LHC directs educational institutions to make Quran teaching mandatory

04:31 PM | 18 Dec, 2020
LHC directs educational institutions to make Quran teaching mandatory

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court on Friday has ordered all educational institutions to made Quranic teachings compulsory in their curriculum from 2021.

As per the details, Justice Shahid Waheed of LHC’s divisional bench passed an order to add the Holy Quran as part of the new curriculum commencing from the year 2021. The court also asked scholars to express their views on the matter so that it can be implemented in all of the provinces.

Earlier in November, a lawyer petitioned the Court over the compulsory Quranic Teachings in all educational institutes in Pakistan.

The court then sought perspective from the chairman of the Higher Education Commission and the federal secretary for religious affairs.

The petitioner pleaded the court to direct the authorities to ensure implementation of Sections 3 and 4 of the Compulsory Teaching of the Holy Quran Act, 2017, of the Constitution.

Malik Aneeq Ali Khatana, the lawyer who filed the petition,  said that the court should also ask authorities in Punjab to notify all public and private schools in the province to begin Naazrah Quran classes from grade 1 to 4, and teachings of the Quran along with translation from grade 6 to 12.

Earlier in June, the Punjab government made the teaching of the Quran with translation mandatory for university students.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 23 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 23, 2024 (Friday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro comes down to 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 75.95 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 23 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.5 282.45
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.95 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.60 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.76 77.43
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.87
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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