Islamabad: The ministry of interior today has taken notice of the establishment of religious seminaries (Madaras) in private houses in rural areas of the capital, seeking report from Inspector Police (IG) in this regard.

According to sources, unidentified persons have been running seminaries in rented houses of different nature in rural areas of Islamabad. The areas in which these religious seminaries have been opened, include Khana Pul, Zia Masjid, Kurri Road, Sohan, Bhara Koh, Taramari and every phase of Ghouri Town.

“The religious seminaries of girls opened by unidentified persons in the areas of Khan Pul including Khana Dak, Madina Town, Burma, Sangham Town have created inconvenience for the common peoples of these areas because dozens of boys and girls of these seminaries moved to Jamia Hafsa when the cleric of Lal Masjid Maulana Abdul Aziz had to announce Tehreek Nifaz-e-Shariat,” the sources added.

Sources further told that these seminaries were also supported by local influential persons and these were often seen in these seminaries. “The Interior Minister has strictly directed the police to immediately conduct the house to house survey and comprehensive report should be submitted in this regard’, sources concluded.