Punjab Chief Minister (CM), Sardar Usman Buzdar made it obligatory for every school in Punjab to recite Durood Sharif before the National Anthem in the Assembly, reports Geo Urdu.
On the direction of the Punjab CM, summons was issued to the Chief Secretary regarding the recitation of Durood Sharif on Tuesday.
Prior to the National Anthem, Durood Sharif shall be recited after the Holy Quran recitation at the morning assembly in all schools according to the notification/summon.
Chief Minister said that Durood Sharif’s recitation brings blessing and keeps us safe while issuing the orders. The decision was made to get aware of the blessings from Allah. The chief minister further added that the recital of Durood Sharif is the expression to show one’s respect for the Holy Prophet (PBUH), reports by The Friday Times.
However, many on social media state that the inclusion of Islamic surahs would alienate non-muslim students.