I would like to present some facts about Madrassaha as JUI-F chief who said in public speech at Hyderabad on Saturday February 27, why the religious institutions in the country, are presented as centers of terrorism.

First of all it should be clear that no one is saying madrassahs are centres of terrorism. Only the registration of seminaries is required. These religious schools are not streamlined. About 190 madressahs were found to be funded from abroad with 147 located in Punjab, six in Sindh, seven in K-P and 30 in Balochistan. Several madrassahs are unregistered. These seminaries pose serious challenges of sectarianism and violence to society.

Under the National Action Plan the government had decided to streamline religious schools across the country. I request to concerned of the Ittehad Tanzeem-ul-Madaris, which oversees thousands of religious institutions in the country, to cooperate with the government in ongoing process of registration of madressahs.

ENGR MANSOOR AHMED,

Faisalabad, February 28.