Notification on Islamic content in syllabus withdrawn

Published April 27, 2021
Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar has taken notice of omitting Islamic content from the curriculum except the subject of Islamic Studies. — DawnNewsTV/File
Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar has taken notice of omitting Islamic content from the curriculum except the subject of Islamic Studies. — DawnNewsTV/File

LAHORE: Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar has taken notice of omitting Islamic content from the curriculum except the subject of Islamic Studies. On his directive, the Department of Human Rights and Minorities Affairs withdrew the notification to implement the recommendations of the one-member commission.

Mr Sarwar immediately stopped the implementation of the recommendations of the Shoaib Suddle Commission. A new notification has also been issued. The Muslim scholars expressed their gratitude to the governor.

Talking to the Muslim religious scholars in a meeting on Monday, Mr Sarwar said the Islamic content would not be removed from the curriculum and it would not be limited to the subject of Islamic Studies only.

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

Moreover, a special prayer has also been said at the Governor’s House for the situation of coronavirus in India and Pakistan.

Special Assistant to Prime Minister Allama Tahir Ashrafi, Royat-e-Hilal Committee Chairman Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad, Wafaq-e-Madaris Chairman Maulana Hanif Jalandhari, Jamat Ahl-e-Hadees Chairman Allama Zubair Ahmad Zaheer, Mufti Ashiq Hussain, the head of Jamia Naeema Dr Ragheb Hussain Naeemi, Jamia Rehmania Chairman Maulana Amjad Khan, Islami Nazriyati Council member Syed Habibur Rehman Irfani were present in the meeting.

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

During a meeting, the religious scholars also demanded strict action against the officers involved in the matter.

Talking about the Covid-19 situation, the governor said in this hour of need, Pakistan had offered full cooperation to India and added that Pakistan had always advocated peaceful bilateral ties with its neighbouring countries.

SEMINAR: The Vet Crescent Society of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS), in collaboration with East Windsor Animal Hospital USA, organised an online seminar on ‘Evidence-Based Medicine’ on Monday.

About 398 participants from Pakistan, the USA, Kazakhstan, Romania, India, China and Egypt participated in the seminar. Faculty members from vet institutions of Pakistan also witnessed the art of case handling by Chief Executive Officer East Windsor Animal Hospital Dr Ajaz Rashid.

Dr Ajaz gave a lecture on evidence-based medicine and demonstrated step by step diagnosis, elaborating how it is different from traditional practice.

Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad appreciated the efforts of Vet Crescent Society and Prof Dr Aneela for arranging the seminar.

Prof Dr Akram Munir and Dr Mazhar Iqbal also shared their views.

Published in Dawn, April 27th, 2021

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