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Ulema issue code of conduct for mosques, seminaries

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) on Wednesday issued code of conduct for mosques and religious seminaries [Madaris] across the country, ARY News reported.

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The meeting of religious scholars was held in Lahore in this connection.

The code of conduct issued by the PUC is as follows;



  • The use of loudspeakers will be prohibited other than delivering Arabic sermon in Friday prayers and prayer call [Azaan].
  • Complete ban will be imposed on religious edicts, preaching of Holy Quran and religious congregations through loudspeakers.
  • Seminary administration will also keep all documents of an enrolled student in its custody.
  • No foreign student or teacher could stay in Madaris without their legal documents.
  • Immigration card issued by Pakistani government to Afghan students and teachers will be considered legal document.
  • Registered seminaries will be bound to submit annual audit report of their seminary to the relevant authorities.
  • Unregistered seminaries should keep their (applied for) registration receipt with them.


Meanwhile, Jamiat-e-Ulema Pakistan and other Sunni religious parties have announced to lodge protest on February 14 against ban on use of loudspeakers.

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Ulema issue code of conduct for mosques, seminaries

by Azhar Khan