ISLAMABAD: About 285 seminaries in the country are receiving funding and other support like training of clerics/teachers and Curriculum development, from foreign Islamic countries.

According to Interior Ministry sources, 147 seminaries /madrassas in Punjab, 95 in Gilgit Baltistan, 30 in Balochistan, and 12 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and one in Sindh are getting the funding. The funding and other support is being provided by Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Kuwait, Iran,Turkey and Iraq.