Pakistan Supreme Court Hears Petition on Additional Marks for Being A Quran Memorizer

10:34 - January 11, 2022
News ID: 3477323
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Pakistan’s Supreme Court issued notices to the country’s Medical Commission and others to submit replies on a court query as to why an additional 20 marks should be given to students applying to medical colleges and universities on the basis of their memorization of Quran for admission purposes.

Pakistan Supreme Court


Hearing the petition of a girl student against denial of admission in the Bolan University of Medical and Health Sciences, the Supreme Court’s two-member bench, headed by Justice Qazi Faez Isa, inquired from the petitioner's counsel as to why additional marks should be given to the applying student on the basis of being Hafiz-e-Quran (Quran memorizer).

The petitioner submitted that she was not given admission in the university, adding she would have been given admission on merit if the additional 20 marks of Hafiz-e-Quran quota was included with her actual marks.

The court observed that being Hafiz-e-Quran is a sacred act and it would be beneficial if the candidate applied for Imam of mosque or a religious lecturer but why an extra 20 marks should be given to an applying candidate for the medical college or university.



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