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Holy Quran’s teachings should be made compulsory in all universities; Senate recommends

The Senate resumed its session at Parliament House in Islamabad on Monday with its chairman Sadiq Sanjrani in the chair

The House unanimously passed a resolution recommending that teaching of Holy Quran with translation, tajweed and tafseer should be made compulsory in all universities of Pakistan for students of all disciplines, without making it part of examinations or provision of additional marks so that focus should remain on acquisition of learning and knowledge of Holy Quran.

The House passed another resolution aimed at inculcating detailed and comprehensive knowledge of the Seerat of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in the minds of the younger generations.

In another resolution passed unanimously, the House recommended ways to avoid road blockages for the security of visiting foreign cricket teams. It recommended that the Government and Pakistan Cricket Board should build international standard hotels within the complex of stadiums in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Multan and Karachi with walking approach to the stadium for players and team officials. The hotels so built will not only be useful for international cricket but also PSL and important domestic matches.

In another resolution, the House recommended Federal Government to launch a program for establishment of mega educational cities in each province for education revolution and other sustainable goals.

The House also passed a resolution to recommends that the incentive of tax exemption facility provided under 25th Constitutional Amendment be extended for ten years from 2023 to 2033 to ensure revival of business activities and kick-start development in the merged districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.

Fourteen bills were introduced in the Senate on Monday.

These include; The Code of Criminal Procedure Amendment Bill 2022, The Constitution Amendment Bill, 2022 (Amendment of Article 203D of the Constitution), The Constitution Amendment Bill 2022 (Amendment of Article 19 of the Constitution), The Copyright Amendment Bill 2022, The Elections Amendment Bill, 2022, The Federal Investigation Agency Amendment Bill 2022, The International Islamic University Amendment Bill 2022, The Criminal Laws Amendment Bill 2022, The Easements Amendment Bill 2022, The Prohibition (Enforcement of Hadd) Order Amendment Bill 2022, The Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority Amendment Bill 2022, The Criminal Laws Amendment Bill, 2022 and The Harbour Institute of Management, Sciences and Technology Bill, 2022.

The chair referred the bills to the standing committees concerned.

The House passed the State Bank of Pakistan Amendment Bill, 2021.

The bill was introduced by Senator Mohsin Raza. Twenty six members voted in favor of the bill and twenty Senators opposed it while two members abstained from voting.

Source: Radio Pakistan