Tribune Take: Government turning a blind eye towards Madrassas

Published: January 6, 2012

In today’s episode of the Tribune Take we look at The Express Tribune’s exclusive news story about how 90 per cent of foreigners studying in religious seminaries across the Punjab have expired visas and are still in the country.

Asad Kharal, The Express Tribune‘s correspondent based in Lahore discusses the government’s inability to crackdown on religious schools across the country. He notes that these foreign nationals are often the ones linked to terror attacks, and therefore pose a security threat to the country.

Zahid Gishkori, The Express Tribune‘s correspondent based in Islamabad has been covering the issue of unregistered madrassas in the capital. He says that the government is hesitant to act on demolishing illegally set up madrassas fearing a violent backlash like that witnessed with the Laal Masjid.

Read Asad Kharal’s articles here.

Read Zahid Gishkori’s articles here.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • arif imran
    Jan 6, 2012 - 8:52PM

    madrassas are the breeding grounds for misogyny,homophobia,xenophobia and bigotry in general.critical thinking and rational thought are not the favourite topics of the madrassas.The people they churn out each year in their millions grow upto become people who believe they are superior to everyone,that only their kind will get into heaven and the rest of the sinners of society will burn in’s the extreme self-righteousness of the religious people that is the most offensive.Recommend

  • Ali Tanoli.
    Jan 6, 2012 - 10:34PM

    Fault of system even after sixty five yaers no destination visible..


  • Falcon
    Jan 6, 2012 - 11:49PM

    @arif imran:
    Agreed. But do you know how it all starts…is when society forces its rejects to end up in places like this…study the whole chain upstream…and you will realize that its not only them…its us as well who are responsible for making them Frankensteins.


  • Jan 7, 2012 - 11:52AM

    This is high time , now we should take it seriously.


  • Khan Bhai
    Jan 11, 2012 - 3:42AM

    These kids should be in school not in a madrassa!!


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