The Lahore High Court has ordered educational institutions to include Quranic teachings in their curriculum from 2021. According to the reports, a divisional bench of Lahore High Court, headed by Justice Shahid Waheed, has passed an order to include the Holy Quran, with its translation as a separate subject distinct from Islamiat, as part of the new curriculum commencing from the year 2021. The court also asked Islamic scholars to have their opinion on the matter so that it can be implemented in other provinces as well.
Justice Shahid Waheed has also issued instructions to Chief Secretary Punjab, Higher Education Department (HED) Punjab, and Secretary School and Education Department (SED) Punjab to ensure timely inclusion of the Holy Quran in the curriculum before the commencement of next academic year. Previously in June 2020, Governor Punjab, Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar, had issued an order to introduce a new course based on Urdu translation of the Holy Quran for all public and private universities in the province.