ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony Sardar Muhammad Yousaf said on Thursday that the federal government will highlight Islamic teachings to promote a system of peace, tolerance, equality and justice in the society.
The federal minister expressed these views while presiding over a meeting regarding establishment of Quran Boards at federal and provincial levels on Wednesday to discuss the reforms here at ministry complex.
The minister said that a law should be formulated regarding printing of the Holy Quran free from errors and should be implemented strictly and an effective system of monitoring should be evolved for the purpose.
Sardar Muhammad Yousaf said that the government would be urged to finalise the rules of the provincial Quran boards by constituting a National level forum and added that negotiations must be held with factories engaged in recycling over the disposal of old and torn out holy pages.
The federal minister said that a comprehensive strategy would be evolved in the light of these recommendations, ensuring full cooperation from government in this regard.
“The government soon will take the steps to cause a copy of the Holy Quran to be prepared and shall forward it to the Quran Board for authentication as a standard copy” the minister added.
The Punjab Quran Board chairmen Allamma Ghulam Muhammad Sialvi said that 13 kanal of land has been allocated for the pupose of collection and recycling of the disposal of holy pages at Lahore.
State Minister for Religious Affairs Pir Aminul Hasnat, provincial religious ministers, Auqaf department officials and religious clerics also attended the meeting.