Baseless propaganda against misuse of blasphemous laws must be stopped: Ashrafi
ISLAMABAD – Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Interfaith Harmony and Middle East Maulana Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi on Wednesday said that government had recognised education of religious seminaries on official level.
Addressing a media talk here in Islamabad, Tahir Ashrafi stated that formation of the new examination boards for religious seminaries by the government was a proof that the incumbent government had a strong bond with Madaris.
SAPM further mainatained that formation of the new examination boards for religious seminaries will provide much opportunities of modern education to students of Madaris.
Tahir Ashrafi elaborated that neither the religion nor the constitution was permitting the childhood marriages; adding that baseless propaganda against misuse of blasphemous laws must be stopped.
He claimed that a clear decline was witnessed in cases of forced conversions against the religious minorities in the country; saying that government was working to eliminate such factors from the society.
He maintained that Prime Minister Imran Khan fulfilled 35 years old demand of the Madaris as Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood on direction of PM Imran Khan issued certificates to new Wifaqs.
Ashrafi stated that under the new reforms by PTI government, religious seminaries will be given more facilities and students will get more chances to build their future.
He claimed that after positive dialogue with leadership of religious seminaries, students of Madaris will be given free education till FA.
Tahir Ashrafi further said that government was not going to make any changes in curriculum of Madaris but was committed to bring some positive reforms in education system of religious seminaries.
Talking about the Pak-Arab relation, Tahir Ashrafi said that the relation with the Arab states and espasially with Saudi Arabia had improved during the tenure of the Imran Khan government.