Madrassas not against school education: PUC Sindh

Karachi: President Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) Sindh Tariq Mehmood Madani said on Tuesday that a deep conspiracy is being hatched against madrassas and religious institutes, but we are not against formal school education.

He said this during a press conference at the Karachi Press Club. Maulana Taj Muhammad Makki, Maulana A Majid Faruqui, Mufti Habib-ur-Rehman, Shamsur-Rehman Akakhel, Qari M Azam Farooqui, M Javed Iqbal and other scholars were also present.

Madani said that school education is also being provided along with the education of religion at seminaries. Madrassas in Pakistan do not encourage violence and sectarianism, he said.

He informed that a ten-member delegation of scholars led by Chairman PUC Allama Tahir Ashrafi had met Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on 13th March. He said in the meeting the issues of talks between Taliban & government and bringing the negotiation to a positive end was also discussed.

“The premier showed satisfaction over the education being provided in madrassas in meeting with the delegation,” he said.

To a question he said that we came to know through media that corruption is being done distribution of relief goods in Tharparkar and we request to the government of Sindh to make sure the proper distribution of eatables and other goods in the calamity-hit area. “We pray that may Allah save the people of Thar from this calamity and we have a plan to visit there sooner.”

He further said that PUC Sindh is going to organize a Ulema Mashaikh Convention at a local hotel on 16 April. PUC chairman will also participate in the convention. The problems being encountered by Pakistan will be discussed there, he concluded.

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