The Senate has approved a bill which advocates for teaching Arabic language to the young students from Grade 1 to Grade 12 in Islamabad.
The Compulsory Teaching of the Arabic Language Bill 2020 elaborates that pupils from Grade 1 to 5 will be taught basic language, while the students of middle, secondary and higher secondary will be taught Arabic grammar.
The bill flouted by Pakistan Muslim League-N Senator Javed Abbasi has been approved with majority of the votes, with only Pakistan Peoples Party leader Raza Rabbani disagreeing with it.
On this occasion Minister for State on Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan said that learning Arabic was necessary for a Muslim as it helped him in becoming a good Muslim by understanding God’s message. “Steps should be taken to spend our lives according to the Holy Quran and Sunnah,” he said.