Defence Minister Pervez Khattak has Friday that PTI government was not against seminaries but it is making concerted efforts to bring Madaris into national mainstream.
He was talking to a delegation of Ulema led by Mohtamim Darul Uloom Haqania Aza Khel, Syed Nisar Ullah Bacha, here on Friday.
He said that all the decisions relating to religious seminaries would be made in consultation with administration of Wafaq-ul-Madaris and Ulema belonging to all schools of thought.
He said that Prime Minster Imran Khan respects seminaries as they are bastions of Islam and due to their role in preaching of religion Islam.
He said that importance of seminaries cannot be undermined in our society adding according to rough estimate four to five million students are getting education in these Madaris.
He said that previous government of PTI facilitated religious seminaries to include them in national mainstream by establishing laboratories of science and computer in Madaris and now Imran Khan wants to promote true image of the country and Islam in the world with the support of Ulema.
He said that certain elements are trying to create misconceptions among people for their political interests.
He said that Imran Khan would foil conspiracies against seminaries and fulfill its promise of establishing a state like Madina Munawara.
Pervez Khattak said that people of the country have found true leadership in shape of Prime Minister Imran Khan after Qauid Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
He said that mission of PTI is to lead country towards self sustainability and achieve a respectable position for the country among comity of nations.
“Our opponents have not accepted the accomplishments of PTI that focused resolution of basic problems of people during their tenure in KP”, he asserted. He said that government of PTI also gave attention to mosques and seminaries like given to schools, colleges and universities of KP.
Khattak said that PTI tirelessly worked to weed out social events of usury, corruption and dowry besides taking steps to streamline curricula, announcing salaries of Pesh Imams and Islamic legislations with the consultation of Ulema, maintaining that all these accomplishments paved the way for PTI’s victory in general elections.
He said that the center point of PTI’s foreign policy is to establish relations with foreign countries on basis of equality. He said that mission of Imran Khan to make Pakistan a strong economic power would be continue despite negative approach of our opponents towards policies of PTI.