ISLAMABAD- Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Sardar Muhammad Yousuf today said home work had been
completed to introduce Arabic language in curricula as a compulsory subject upto matric level. The project would be launched from Khyber Pakhtunkhaw, which would be extended to other provinces of the country phase wise.
The minister expressed these views while talking to President of International Islamic University, Dr. Ahmed Yousaf Aldarwesh today.
The minister said the step would definitely help students understand the Holy Quran. Arabic teachers would be trained properly and a suitable stipend would also be given to them, he added.
The minister said, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia were enjoying good and cordial relations and lauded Saudi efforts for strengthening the bilateral
relations. A stable Pakistan was essential for having an effective Muslim Ummah, adding, efforts were underway to enforce peace in the country.
The government wanted to construct a Quran Complex in line with Shah Fahd Quran Complex of Saudi Arabia which would benefit promoting understanding the teaching of the Holy Book, the minister said. Dr. Ahmed Yousaf Aldarwesh lauded the efforts of the federal minister for
introducing arabic language and added, all possible help would be extended to promote arabic language in Pakistan. Saudi ambassador to Pakistan Dr Abdul Aziz Ibrahim Alghdeer was also present in the meeting.