ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Info on Monday knowledgeable the Nationwide Meeting that publishing Quranic verses and translation of the identical in newspapers is a violation of regulation and an offense associated to “defiling of Holy Quran”.
The assertion by the ministry was in reply to MQM MNA Sheikh Salahuddin’ query relating to the publication of verses by every day newspapers.
“It’s true that newspapers are publishing verses and translation of the Holy Quran for info and schooling of their readers. That is extremely deplorable and a violation of an present regulation,” the ministry stated in a written reply.
The MNA had put ahead two questions within the regard:
The ministry added that Part 295-B of Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) stipulates life imprisonment for an offender who willfully defiles a replica or portion of the Holy Quran.
The Press Info Division (PID) on the request of Ministry of Spiritual Affairs had written a letter to the President of All Pakistan Newspaper Society (APNS) Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors (CPNE) and Chairman Pakistan Broadcasters Affiliation (PBA), requesting them to make sure observance of reverence of the verses of Holy Quran, the NA was knowledgeable.
“PID additionally despatched a reminder, requesting all involved media consultant our bodies to instruct all their member publications to keep away from publication of sacred supplies and to watch and protect sanctity of the Holy texts within the newspapers,” the ministry stated.
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