PESHAWAR: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) CM Pervez Khattak said on Monday that Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Sami (JUI-S) chief Samiul Haq should lead the way for Islamic reforms in the country.
The K-P CM visited the JUI-S chief’s seminary, the Darul Uloom Haqqania, in Akora and thanked him for supporting the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate in the NA-4 Peshawar by-election.
Khattak visited various sections of the seminary including the under-construction portions where he was briefed about the progress of their development work.
The CM described Haq as the “elder” of the province and lauded his efforts for reforming the curriculum of textbooks in the province.
He underscored the need to take steps for reforming the curriculum as per the teachings of Islam, “The government has included reading the Holy Quran in the curriculum from grade 6 through 12,” he added.
The CM said the provincial government could not end interest-based banking system as all banks were under the federal government’s control.
However, he added, the K-P government had already declared interest as “haram” and any interest-based business to be illegal.
“We have started a crackdown on individuals involved in interest-based businesses,” he added.
“We are also preparing a law to ban dowry as it is against Islamic teachings.”