Quran and Seerat Studies Institute to be IT-based

Lahore:June 29:Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif presided over the first meeting of board of directors of Punjab Institute of Quran and Seerat Studies here Tuesday which considered various matters relating to the institute.

Addressing the meeting, the chief minister said that Punjab Institute of Quran and Seerat Studies should be a unique institution with regard to promotion of Islamic teachings. He said that the institute should be a centre of knowledge in the real sense and such persons should be selected for the institute as are the best in the field. He said that the setting up of Punjab Institute of Quran and Seerat Studies is a milestone in the promotion of teachings of the Holy Quran and Seerat-un-Nabi (PBUH). He said the institute would have international standard facilities regarding education and research on Quran and Uswa-e-Hasna.

He said that research and publication would be given full attention in the institute. He said that Punjab Institute of Quran and Seerat Studies would be run under digital system and it would be 100 percent IT-based.

The chief minister issued instructions for setting up a committee headed by Justice (R) Khalil-ur-Rehman for formulating different committees for Punjab Institute of Quran and Seerat Studies and deal with other matters and said that most capable persons from the market should be selected for these committees. He said the high-level committee would set terms and conditions for the selection of the persons for the post of Executive Director and other vacancies.

Provincial Minister for Auqaf Ata Manika, Vice-Chairman II Punjab Institute of Quran & Seerat Studies Justice (R) Khalil-ur-Rehman, Begum Nabira Andleeb MPA, Chairman Quran Board Punjab Maulana Ghulam Muhammad Sialvi, Riaz Husain Najfi, Vice-Chancellor Punjab University, Chairman Higher Education Commission Punjab and other members of the board of directors attended the meeting.

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