PHC orders to rectify translation of Quranic verses in textbooks

Orders for immediate withdrawal of books already possessed by students

Yasir Ali June 27, 2019
Peshawar High Court. PHOTO: FILE

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Thursday ordered for rectification of the translation of Quranic verses in Islamiat textbooks in the province.

The court gave these orders during the hearing of a case pertaining to referring to war booty [Mal-e-Ghanimat] as looted money in Islamiat textbooks.

The court also gave orders for the immediate withdrawal of books already possessed by students.

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"The young generation is being destroyed and their minds are being polluted through such content," Justice Qiaser Rasheed remarked during the hearing.

The judge ordered to register a case against the person responsible for the offence.

The court also ordered the federal education secretary to appear on July 10.

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