Shafqat Mehmood says invoice to make Arabic obligatory in faculties to be reviewed by NA standing committee

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Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood talking throughout a press convention. Photo: Press Information Department. 

ISLAMABAD:  The  Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood on Tuesday stated that the invoice submitted within the National Assembly to make the Arabic language obligatory in Islamabad faculties might be despatched to the NA’s standing committee for overview earlier than passing it. 

According to a report by Geo.television, the minister clarified that Quranic teachings are already imparted throughout all Pakistan faculties,  including that the choice to show classical Arabic versus typical Arabic at school had additionally been into consideration for a while.

Shafqat Mehmood added that the PTI-led authorities has no reservations towards instructing Arabic as a language in faculties.

“We will submit a thoroughly-designed bill to the House in this regard,” the minister stated. “Most members of the National Assembly have voted in favour of sending the bill to the standing committee for review.”

Responding to the schooling minister’s remarks, Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal’s MNA Abdul Akbar Chitrali stated that languages maintain evolving, so it might be higher if ministers don’t oppose the choice [to include Arabic in the curriculum].

“Instead of sending it to the standing committee for review, the bill should be passed with immediate effect,” he demanded.

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