ISLAMABAD The NA on Thursday was informed that there were 2005 sick industrial units in the country. Out of these sick industrial units, 432 are in Punjab, 702 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 92 in Balochistan and 779 in Sindh, said Minister for Industries and Production, Mir Hazar Bijrani, in a written reply, during National Assembly (NA)s Question-Hour session. The Minister said that 32 industries were declared as sick industries in the Khyber Pukhtunkhwa during 2009-10. However, no industry in Sindh and Balochistan has been declared as sick unit. As per statements of the governments of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa and Balochistan, they constituted committees for revival of the closed units in their province. These committees comprising representatives of relevant public sector and private sector organisation, he said. In Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, 10 sick units have been revived with cost of Rs 85 million generating employment for more then 300 people. Five other out of these 10 are in the pipeline and more than 60 percent of the issues have been resolved with the concerned organisations. It was further said that these unites were closed down due to multiple reasons including law and order situation and non-availability of electricity and gas. To another question, Minister for Religious Affairs Hamid Saeed Kazmi, in a written reply, said that under the Publication of the Holy Quran (Elimination of Printing and Recording Errors) Act, 1973, the publishers of the Holy Quran needed to get themselves registered with the provincial Auqaf departments. They are bound to send two copies of their publication to the Ministry for examination to ensure an error-free printing and publication of the Holy Quran. The Ministry examines such material received from the publishers. In case any error or mistake is detected in the Arabic text of the Holy Quran, the publisher is instantly directed to correct the errors and stop distribution or sale of the copies till rectification. The publishers, after correction, are bound to send rectified copies to the Ministry for further verification, he said. To a supplementary question about the quality of paper used for the Holy Quran, the Parliamentary Secretary for Religious Affairs said that the Ministry had discussed the issue with the concerned departments. We are still not able to distribute the copies of Holy Quran among the public free of cost, he said. MNA Baligh-ur-Rehman said that the publication of the Holy Quran was free in some country such as Saudia Arabia. The Parliamentary Secretary said that all publishers needed to get themselves registered first then they were permitted for the publication of the Holy Quran.