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.
KARACHI – US dollar, after plunging massively last week, regained momentum on first working day of the week.
During the intra-day trading, the local currency dropped nearly 0.08 percent in the inter-bank market and the dollar was being traded at 285.90.
In the open market, Pakistani rupee hovered between 302-305 against the dollar.
Last week, Pakistan's central bank permitted approved dealers to buy dollars on the interbank market in order to settle card-based cross-border transactions using International Payment Schemes (IPS).
The central bank announced in a notification on Wednesday, saying, "It is decided to allow authorised dealers to purchase USD from interbank for settlement of card-based cross-border transactions with IPS [such as Visa, Mastercard, etc.] in view of representations received from stakeholders."
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 230,800 on Monday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs197,190.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs180,756 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 210,832.
Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.
|Lahore||PKR 230,800||PKR 2125|
|Karachi||PKR 230,800||PKR 2125|
|Islamabad||PKR 230,800||PKR 2125|
|Peshawar||PKR 230,800||PKR 2125|
|Quetta||PKR 230,800||PKR 2125|
|Sialkot||PKR 230,800||PKR 2125|
|Attock||PKR 230,800||PKR 2125|
|Gujranwala||PKR 230,800||PKR 2125|
|Jehlum||PKR 230,800||PKR 2125|
|Multan||PKR 230,800||PKR 2125|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 230,800||PKR 2125|
|Gujrat||PKR 230,800||PKR 2125|
|Nawabshah||PKR 230,800||PKR 2125|
|Chakwal||PKR 230,800||PKR 2125|
|Hyderabad||PKR 230,800||PKR 2125|
|Nowshehra||PKR 230,800||PKR 2125|
|Sargodha||PKR 230,800||PKR 2125|
|Faisalabad||PKR 230,800||PKR 2125|
|Mirpur||PKR 230,800||PKR 2125|
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