Govt to demolish unregistered madrassas

Rehman Malik gives registration deadline to all the madrassas not affiliated with the Wafaqul Madaris.

Express December 20, 2011


The government has decided to demolish the madrassas which are not registered with the Wafaqul Madaris Al-Arabia Pakistan and Tanzeemul Madaris Pakistan, two umbrellas of seminaries in Pakistan. This was decided in a meeting presided by Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Monday.

“The madrassas which do not have any affiliation with the Wafaqul Madaris should register themselves by December 31, otherwise legal action will be taken against them,” said Malik. Attendees at the meeting included ulema belonging to different schools of thought. There are around 24,000 registered madrassas in the country.

“We all condemn the Sohrab Goth incident in Karachi where police rescued around 50 students found chained in the basement of a madrassa,” said Malik.

In the meeting, the Inspector General Sindh police presented a report on the Sohrab Goth incident. The madrassa tried to defame good madrassas functioning in the country, he added.

Ruet-e-Halal Committee Chairman Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman appreciated the government for taking steps to improve the security situation and said that they would continue extending their cooperation for peace in the country.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 20th, 2011.


Barbara | 10 years ago | Reply

The December 31 deadline for registering the madrassas which did not have any affiliation with the Wafaqul Madaris has past.

How many registered, and how many have been threatened with legal action?

Of the unregistered madrassas , how many have actually faced legal action.

The plan is a good one, but nothing will be accomplished if the appropriate actions are not implemented.

A follow up report would be greatly appreciated.

Boy | 11 years ago | Reply

That is one good move.

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