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Punjab govt makes recitation of Durood Sharif mandatory in schools


The NCOC has also decided that educational institutions will remain closed in areas with heavy snowfall. Image: AFP

LAHORE: The Punjab government has made it mandatory to recite Durood Sharif during assembly hours in schools across the province.

On the directives of the provincial Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, the Punjab chief secretary, on Tuesday, notified schools about the decision through a circular.

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“During assemblies in schools, verses from the Holy Quran and Durood Sharif (Durood-e-Ibrahimi) will be recited before the national anthem,” read the circular.

Highlighting the importance and benefits of Durood Sharif, the circular quoted CM Buzdar as saying that by reciting Durood Sharif during assembly hours in schools, the new generation would also be blessed with its virtue and blessings.

“Presenting Durood Sharif in the service of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is an honour for every Muslim. It also attracts Allah (SWT)’s blessings,” the CM added.

On April 15, Prime Minister Imran Khan had launched Rehmatul-Lil Alameen (SAWW) scholarship programme in Islamabad.

According to the details, the prime minister had launched the scholarship programme for intermediate and undergraduate students, including non-Muslims.

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Speaking on the occasion, PM Imran had reaffirmed his commitment to make to build Pakistan as a great country with rule of law and focus on education.

The federal government would annually provide 5.5 billion rupees for 70,000 scholarships, the premier had said.

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