LAHORE – Punjab government admits formally the involvement of ‘brother Muslim countries’ in the militancy in Pakistan as Home Minister of Punjab says that the ‘Madrassahs’ were traced which were financed by some ‘Arab Countries’, PakistanTribe reported.
The intelligence agencies traced the madrassas in different areas of Punjab which were being financed by some Muslims countries.
An official, also a member of National Action Plan committee, confirmed that “These madrassas are located in Jhang, Chiniot, Attock, Gujranwala, Multan, Rahim Yar Khan, Khushab, Rajanpur, Layyah, Dera Ghazi Khan and other districts of the province.”
He further said that “Our initial surveillance suggested that in Punjab, more than 170 madrassas are directly funded by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.”
Shuja Khan Zada, Home Minister of Punjab said that “Yes, there are some Madrassahs (seminaries) in Punjab are funded by brotherly Muslim countries. Identifying all such madrassa looks like a test case for us,”
“The provincial government does not want any confrontation with representatives of around 14,768 registered madrasas,” Home Minister further said.
He added that “the process of registering 6,550 unregistered seminaries would go ahead without any hurdle.”
Talking about the actions taken against those Madrassas home minister said “We have also arrested over 350 foreigners, including Afghans, mostly studying in madrasas,”
“During surveillance over 10,000 illegal weapons were recovered from over 9,000 suspected militants, who were also booked by the law-enforcement agencies under the National Action Plan (NAP),” he added.
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