LAHORE - Federal ministry of religious affairs have empowered the Punjab auqaf department to punish publishers and recording companies under "Quran Act 1973 for violation of the act in the printing and recording of Quran. The auqaf will take cognisance of the offence on complaints and will be competent to get cases registered under section 154 of the CrPC and get the FIR registered in the court of Magistrate Ist class. After investigation, the challan will be submitted to the court. The fine money will be deposited in the Federal Government Account of General Fines and Confiscation CO260-1. The Punjab auqaf department has issued a circular to this effect on Saturday. It may be mentioned that the Punjab government set up the Quran Board to work under the supervision of the auqaf department comprising eminent ulema and senior officials to ensure error-free printing of the Holy Quran and its publication on low quality paper of approved weight so that it could be preserved for longer time and to check frequent decay of copies of the Holy Quran. It was also decided to ensure that the Holy Quran is published only by the authorised printers and publishers and the ink used should be of quality beside complete cleanliness of premises of the printing companies. Meeting held A meeting to facilitate the students of colleges and universities to get UK visa for educational purposes was held here Friday under the chair of Chairman BISE, Lahore, Prof Dr M Akram Kashmiri who is focal person of this programme announced by Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif. It was decided to hold the meeting every week in which officials of the British Council will participate as usual. Inspection resented Muslim Teachers Federation has resented inspection of schools by MPs and TMOs saying that it will open political interference in the educational institutions. The federation office-bearers Jane Alam, Rana Arshad, Rana Liaquat and others urged the government to take the decision back.