Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) chief Fazlur Rehman warned the Imran Khan led-government on Wednesday to refrain from confrontation with madrassas otherwise ‘its days will be numbered’.
“Opposition of religious seminaries is akin to opposition of religion”, Fazl said while talking to reporters in Islamabad. “There’s still time for the government to retreat from its decisions.”
He warned that if the government chooses to do otherwise, then “we’ll force it to have its decisions withdrawn.”
The JUI-F chief claimed that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government was taking action against religious seminaries at the behest of western powers. According to him, it has suspended registration of many seminaries as part of the motive.
Fazlur Rehman, who is also the president of the religious political parties alliance Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal, criticised the government’s economic policies.
Earlier, the cabinet approved introducing uniform curricula for religious seminaries and school and form a task-force in this regard.