Monday, April 15, 2024

Arabic Language to be compulsory in Educational Institutes of Islamabad- Bill Approved

The Senate approved a bill on Monday to make the Arabic language compulsory in Islamabad’s educational institutions as in primary and secondary.

The bill was moved by Javed Abbasi, member of PMLN where he said that this language should be compulsorily taught in grades like from 1 to 5, while the students of grades 6 to 11 should learn the Arabic grammar.

While on the floor of Senate, Mr Abbasi said that the Holy Quran and our daily prayers are recited in Arabic. It is the fifth-largest language of the world and even it is the official language of about 25 countries.

He added that our country would go through problems in understanding the Holy Quran and its meaning ones the student will learn the language.

The senator also said that he is in favour to teach all languages like Russian, Spanish along with English in the educational institutions.

However, he stated that “If our students learn the Arabic language then more Pakistanis will also get job opportunities in the countries of Middle Eastern.” As per the bill text, the minister will soon ensure its implementation within a period of six months.

Mehjabeen Qasim
Mehjabeen Qasimhttps://startuppakistan.com.pk/
Business Journalist at Startup Pakistan

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