ISLAMABAD – Religious seminaries of Islamabad and Rawalpindi are being strictly watched by intelligence agencies prior to Pakistan Day parade, PakistanTribe reported.
According to country’s largest English daily, the seminaries are under strict watch of intelligence agencies. Dozens of Seminaries have been evacuated considering the security situation.
The newspaper reports about the investigation and search operation regarding seminaries as “A joint team of the capital police and paramilitary troops searched different religious seminaries in the capital city as a part of the security measures for the Pakistan Day parade.”
It states that “the officials said the main concern of the authorities was Jamia Faridia located at sector E-7. Other seminaries were also searched to avoid creating an impression that only Jamia Faridia was targeted. All the 120 rooms of Jamia Faridia and 450 students were checked and verified with the record of the seminary. The people found on the premises were either students or teachers.”
It is pertinent to mention that immediate after December 16 attack in Peshawar, the seminaries of Islamabad were declared security sensitive.
Police sources had told that these madrassas (seminaries) are located in different sectors of Islamabad and it is expected that they may involve in terrorist activities against Pakistan military or civilians.
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