Punjab Govt Introduces a Mandatory Quran Course for University Students

Governor Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar has decided to introduce a new course based on Urdu translation of the Holy Quran for all public and private universities in the province.

According to the official notification, the new Quran course will be mandatory for every student and no student will be awarded the degree without completing and passing the course.

The Quran course will primarily include the teachings of the Quran relevant to profession, faith, ethics, morality, and practices.

The new course will be taught in addition to the already taught HEC-approved Pakistan and Islamic studies and will be equivalent to 1 credit hour per year.

Punjab government has authorized all universities to introduce their own individual assessment and grading system for the newly included course.

In an official statement, Governor Punjab said:

Holy Quran is the source of real guidance for Muslims. Only the teachings of the Quran will improve this life and hereafter. Quran has the complete code of life revealed to our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to guide the world. The Quran course will enable Muslim students to understand Islam and will protect them from extremism and bigotry.

Where non-Muslim students are concerned, they will be offered a course on ethics instead of the Quran course.


  • Another master stroke by PTI. The World should learn from us.
    America and Europe should make Christianity as Mandatory in all universities and India should make Hinduism as Mandatory in all Universities.

  • The real purpose of Universities is to invite students and researchers from around the world. America and Europe are progressing as they are the hub of Top talent from around the world. West is making sure to make Universities as neutral to invite World-Wide Talent and we are discouraging International students by such idiot steps.

    • @highly concerned Pakistani Dr: Hey libtard Pakistani bhaag ja yahan say. Pakistan sirf Musalmanoun kay liay hay. Neutral log Amrika or Europe dafa ho jayain. Hmain international kaafir nahin chahiye. Ham khud sab kuch kar saktay hain

      • Beta ro kiun rahay ho tanqeed bardasht karna seekho abhi tou shurawat hei PMLN aur PPP walay tou hein hi corrupt lekin PTI nay konsa teer mara hei 2 saal mein bas munafqat kiye ja rahay hein aur mazhab ka sahara le kar logo ko bewakoof banaya ja raha hei. Mein nay bhi PTI ko vote diya tha aur Imran Khan ka bara supporter tha lekin ab ghalti ka shadeed ehsas ho raha hei.

    • i guess you didn’t read the whole article. it says for non-muslims an ethics course will be provided. Which is great because no matter how genius you are, morals and ethics are an important part of a successful life. Warna dekh lein Parhay likhay Jahilon ki kaami nahi hai mulk mein. Ethics and Knowledge both complement each other. Uss knowledge ka kya faida jo aapko doosron ki izzat karna aur tameez na sikhai.

    • no matter how genius you are, morals and ethics are an important part of a successful life. Warna dekh lein Parhay likhay Jahilo ki kaami nahi hai mulk mein. Ethics and Knowledge both complement each other. Uss knowledge ka kya faida jo aapko doosron ki izzat karna aur tameez na sikhai.

  • instead of forcing to reading of translation quran why not teach good things , dont cheat, no fraud, no lie and so on.

    • Bhai, this country was made in the name of Islam, so obviously the country will preach islamic education whether you like that or not. If you are not happy with it, you are more than welcome to move to another country where they don’t preach or teach islam. It’s no big deal. Grow up and Grow some brain. Or maybe use it a bit rather than just (bs) on everything that you see. May you get some guidance. I will pray for you.


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