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Haideri says action against seminaries will harm education

Haideri says action against seminaries will harm education

KHUZDAR: Deputy Chairman Senate Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri said on Sunday that seminaries were providing free education to about five million male and female students across the country. He said any action against madressahs would have a negative impact on the country’s already poor educational structure.

Speaking at the ‘Protection of Religious Seminaries Conference’, Maulana Haideri said six million children were deprived of education across the country.

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Those who were talking about taking action against madressahs did not understand the fallout such an action on the educational structure of the country, he added.

The deputy chairman of the upper house of parliament rejected propaganda against seminaries. He said madressahs were providing not only religious education but also modern education.

He said those who opposed seminaries could not provide an alternative system which could provide free education to such a large number of students.

He said conspiracies against seminaries would be resisted with full force.

Maulana Haideri said he was making efforts to draw attention of the federal government to the problems of Balochistan.

Provincial chief of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl Maulana Faiz Mohammad Samalani, general secretary Sikandar Khan and JUI-F Sindh general secretary Maulana Arshad Mehmood Soomro also spoke at the well-attended conference.

Published in Dawn, May 18th, 2015

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