KARACHI – Top manager of biggest religious seminaries’ body in Pakistan Maulana Hafiz Jalandhri has yet again denounced suicide attacks and said ‘they are illegal, unnecessary and hold no worth in Islam’.
Jalandhri maintained this stance in latest interview with a private television channel.
The top manager of Wifaq-ul-Madaris stated “These suicide attacks are illegal. We have maintained this stance many times in the past as well.” He also stated that not all religious seminaries were harboring terrorism and terrorists.
“There are around 18,000 seminaries registered with Wifaq-ul-Madaris. We do not accept foreign aids and also discourage any such move,” he added. However when asked about the foreign aid from any Muslim country, Jalandhri maintained “Decision will make made right when any such opportunity arise in future.”
He also accepted that the Pakistan’s most wanted terrorists had studied in religious seminaries. “Those terrorists studied in seminaries but it cannot held those institutes responsible for what any individual did. There are many individuals in Pakistan who studied in modern universities and created ethnic, linguistic and provincial divide among people. Have anyone ever blamed any university?” he asked.
Ever since 9/11, Pakistan has lost more than 50,000 civilians and security personals in terrorists attacks. Even today, Pakistan Armed Forces are engaged in two major offensives against outlawed militants of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).