Arabic to be included in curricula upto matric level

ISLAMABAD, March 19 (APP): Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Sardar Muhammad Yousuf Tuesday said the government had decided to introduce Arabic language in curricula as a compulsory subject upto matric level. This step would definitely help students understand the Holy Quran, he said, while talking to a six-member delegation of Saudi Arabia headed by Deputy Minister Dr Abdul Aziz Abdullah Al Amar here.


The Minister said that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia were enjoying good and cordial relations and lauded Saudi efforts for strengthening the bilateral relations.

Sardar Yousuf appreciated Saudi efforts for providing more facilities to Hajj pilgrims.

Praising the Hajj literature booklets, he said that the Hajj literature should have been in the shape of films or CDs so that the illiterate Hujjaj could understand Hajj rituals.

He said annual Husn-e-Qirat competitions in Pakistan in collaboration with the government of Saudi Arabia greatly helped creating competitive atmosphere in the country.

Sardar Yousuf said a stable Pakistan was essential for having an effective Muslim Ummah, adding, Efforts were underway to enforce peace in the country.

The government wanted to construct a Quran Complex in line with Shah Fahd Quran Complex of Saudi Arabia which would benefit promoting understanding the teaching of the Holy Book.

Saudi Deputy Minister for foreign Affairs, Dr Abdulaziz Al Amar said that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia were like one soul two bodies.
Both should concentrate forging unity among the entire Muslim Ummah.

Saudi ambassador to Pakistan Dr Abdul Aziz Ibrahim Alghdeer was also present in the meeting.