Quran is now compulsory subject in Punjab schools and colleges
The government of Punjab has made learning the Quran compulsory for the students in schools and colleges.
A notification was issued which stated that students of up to class 5 would get Naazrah Quran education, while the remaining pupils will be taught Quran with translation.
The circular from the Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board (PCTB) said the teaching of the Holy Quran is compulsory for Muslim students in all public and private institutions as well as madrassas.
Earlier this month the PCTB mandated the teaching of Naazrah Quran as a separate compulsory subject for grades 1 to 5.