ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Friday passed the Compulsory Teaching of the Holy Quran Bill, 2017, which provides for making teaching of Quran compulsory in all education institutions controlled and owned by the federal government.
Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Shaikh Aftab Ahmed moved two bills – The National School of Public Policy (Amendment) Bill, 2017 and The Compulsory Teaching of the Holy Quran Bill, 2017 – which were adopted by the Senate, reported Radio Pakistan.
Meanwhile, the Senate was informed that under Prime Minister’s Kissan Package, three hundred and forty-one billion rupees have been disbursed among farmers.
Responding to a query during question hour, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Shaikh Aftab Ahmed said subsidy on fertilizers has also been provided to farmers under the programme.
To another question, he said a number of steps have been taken for the welfare of the overseas Pakistanis.
He said 19 offices of the Community Welfare Attaches have been set up at 16 diplomatic missions in 14 countries around the world.
He said online complaints management system has been devised in the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Overseas Pakistanis Foundation to redress the grievances of Pakistanis living abroad.
Minister of State for Inter-Provincial Coordination Dr. Darshan informed the house that Drug Regulatory Authority has registered 1500 drug formulations with more than 70,000 registered products.