BAHAWALPUR

About 200 religious seminaries of Rahim Yar Khan have been directed by the police to get registered while the enrolment of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa-based students in the local Madrasas is prohibited, as per police sources.

A meeting was held at DPO Office in which the representatives of mosques, seminaries and shrines’ committees as well as District Peace Committee members participated. DPO Sohail Zafar Chathha said the implementation of the government’s plan against terrorism will be implemented at all costs.

The students will not be provided with hostel facility while the implementation of the government’s anti-terror plan would be ensured at any cost, the meeting said and added the people involved in anti-social activities will be dealt with sternly.

He said that throughout the district, about 200 religious educational institutions were working without registration and they have been directed to complete their registration without any delay and if they failed to do so the police will take action against them according to the law.

He said that wall chalking and distribution of hate material are also prohibited. He also forbade the public from doing business with Afghan refugees. He said that though the new amendment in the Constitution had been made public through the electronic and print media, copies of the document would also be given to the scholars and officials in a bid to raise public awareness on the issue.

He said that APS Peshawar incident was one of the worst terror attacks in the history of Pakistan. After the attack, a decision was made that there is no room for terrorists in Pakistan, he said. He added that Prime Minister Pakistan Nawaz Sharif was leading the war against terrorism while it was being supervised by Army Chief General Raheel Sharif.

Addressing the meeting, DCO Nabeel Javed said that Pakistan was in war and the steps taken after the incident will be implemented in letter and spirit. He said that action will be taken against the law violators. He said that religious scholars are respectable and they also owe great responsibility in the current situation to cooperate with the law enforcers.