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PTI MPAs submit bill for teaching of Quran

June 07, 2021

Members of the Sindh Assembly belonging to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) have submitted a bill in the legislature regarding teaching of Holy Quran in the educational institutions.

The draft law, titled ‘Sindh Compulsory Teaching of Holy Quran Bill 2021’, was recently submitted PTI MPAs Shahzad Qureshi, Rabia Azfar and Arsalan Taj. The bill was prepared after consultations with religious scholar Mufti Taqi Usmani, Jamaat-e-Islami leaders and other scholars.

The PTI leaders proposed in the bill that Nazra should be taught to the children from their first to fifth grades and Quran should be taught with translation in the sixth to twelfth classes.

Qureshi said the Sindh government should pass the bill into the law as soon as possible so that it could be implemented immediately. He remarked that if the bill was passed, it would be of great benefit to our future generations.

The PTI MPA also raised several questions on the draft of the bill submitted by the Jamaat-e-Islami MPA that suggested making marriages compulsory at the age of 18.

"Parents cannot be forced to marry off their children early. We cannot put anyone under so much pressure that they are forced to make wrong decisions," he said. Both the boys and girls had the right to marry someone of their choice in Islam and 18 years was not the compulsory age for marriage, he added. "We must speak out against dowry," Qureshi remarked, adding that dowry was a curse that had caused millions of girls across the country not being able to marry.