Islam a progressive religion, says Iftikhar Hussain

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Information and Culture Mian Iftikhar Hussain on Wednesday said Islam was a progressive religion and it had spread like a wild fire across the world due to its modernism. He was addressing the inaugural ceremony of 24 model science labs in government schools, jointly established by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Department and Iqra National University. Husain said Islam adapted to modernism and those who saw Islam on a collision path with modern science did not have full knowledge of the religion. The IT Department, in collaboration with Iqra University, has established 24 model labs in 24 districts of the province at a cost of Rs 39 million, of which 13 are in girls’ and 11 in boys’ schools. On the occasion, Hussain announced the establishment of another 40 such labs in the province. The information minister said modern education was a key to emulating developed nations of the world.
“Certainly there are some forces inspiring to keep us away from science and technology, but they should understand that we will do whatever we can to remove confusion and lead our people to a clear and bright future,” he added.