Clerics support anti-terror war in Pakistan

A key recommendation agreed at a meeting related to new arrangements under which madaris will now get foreign aid only after it has been rooted through the government.

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Published: Tue 20 Jan 2015, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 8:57 PM

Islamabad — Prominent clerics representing various schools of thought have extended full support to the government in the war against terrorism through implementation of its comprehensive madrassa reforms plan.

A key recommendation agreed at a meeting related to new arrangements under which madaris will now get foreign aid only after it has been rooted through the government so that a mechanism could be formed for ensuring its audit.

In the declaration issued after a lengthy session with Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan in the chair, the clerics endorsed plans for registration of all seminaries and crackdown on those having any role in militancy.

The declaration issued after the meeting, attended by representatives of Ittehad Tanzeemul Madaris, an apex body of madaris of all five schools of thought, said its was agreed that seminaries will be registered under existing laws. Separate committees would be formed for implementing reforms in madaris.

In the curriculum reforms committee, which will prepare recommendations, representatives of religious affairs ministry, madaris and provincial government would also be included.

The madaris registration committee, comprising representatives of madaris, provincial and federal governments, will prepare a registration form to reflect all credentials.

A coordination mechanism will also be established so that joint efforts could be made effective against terrorism. Further, the meeting unanimously condemned the Peshawar school massacre.

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