CM takes strict notice of a letter issued by PCTB

Lahore, May 12, 2022 (PPI-OT):Chief Minister Punjab Hamza Shahbaz after taking a strict notice of a letter being issued by Punjab Curriculum and Text Board has ordered to investigate the matter. He directed to bring facts to light after making a comprehensive inquiry and strict action be taken against those found responsible. He said that whosoever has issued such a letter deserves stern punishment according to law.

CM remarked that even one’s life can be laid down for the finality of Prophet Hood (PBUH) adding that those found responsible for issuing this letter cannot escape punishment. On the direction of CM, Punjab Curriculum and Text Board has immediately withdrawn the letter being issued during the tenure of former CM Usman Buzdar of PTI.

Hamza Shahbaz revealed that the news with regard to shunning to act upon the teachings and the life of Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) Seerat-e Nabwi (SAW) in Class 09 of Islamiat is contrary to facts adding that the Islamiat text book of class 09 will continue to impart teaching to act upon Seerat-e Nabwi (SAW).

Hamza Shahbaz maintained that the publication of books relating to class 09 of Islamiat and Seerat -e- Nabwi (SAW) will continue. He clarified that neither any letter has been issued on the part of our government nor the Islamiat of class 09 and Seerat-e-Nabwi (SAW) has been stopped.

It may be clarified that on 26th April 2022 Usman Buzdar was the Chief Minister of Punjab while Hamza Shahbaz took the oath of Chief Minister on 30th April adding that to link the letter with the present provincial government tantamount to distortion of facts.

For more information, contact:
Office of the Chief Minister of Punjab
Government of the Punjab
8-Club Road, GOR-I, Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-99205562-3
Fax: +92-42-99205561

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