A Quran Mahal (Quran Palace) in order to protect the sacred pages of the Holy Quran from desecration is expected to be established in Sindh. During the meeting, CM Sindh’s Advisor on Religious Affairs, Zakat, and Ushr, Fayyaz Ali Butt also ordered to ensure error-free printing of the Holy Quran in the province and implement the Sindh Holy Quran Act 2018 in true letter and spirit.
The Holy Quran will now be part of all Pakistani schools’ curriculums for the coming academic year. The Holy Quran teachings are now mandatory in schools of federal capital territory, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan. Moreover, legislation has already been introduced in the federal government, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and AJK.
The Foreign Office has strongly condemned recent incidents in Sweden and Norway in which copies of the Holy Quran were reportedly burnt, stating respect of religious beliefs is “critical for global peace and prosperity.”. “The rise of such Islamophobic occurrences goes against the spirit of any religion. Freedom of speech can’t justify religious hatred,” Foreign Office spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri posted on Twitter.