ISLAMABAD  - Federal Minister for Interior and Narcotics Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Wednesday said that 190 madrassas in the country are being run on foreign funding.

In a written reply to the National Assembly, the minister said that 147 foreign funded seminaries are operating in Punjab, 30 in Balochistan, 7 in KP while 06 in Sindh province.

Answering a question about total number of seminaries in the country, he said that total of 717 madrassas existed in the whole country while number of registered Madrassas in the country is 699. He said that total of 72 unregistered seminaries were closed down in Sindh, 2 in Punjab, 167 in Sindh and 13 in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

The National Assembly was informed that 2,471 cases had been registered for possessing hate speech material while 9,945 cases had been registered for misuse of loudspeaker under the National action Plan. As many as 2,345 persons have been arrested to counter hate speech and extremist material while 73 shops have been sealed for selling it or keeping it, he added. For misuse of loudspeaker, he said, 10,177 persons were arrested while 2,664 equipment were confiscated till February 16 this year.

Talking about the steps taken by the government to curb sectarian violence under the National Action Plan, he said Prevention of Electronic Crime (PEC) Bill 2015 is under process to strengthen federal and provincial governments for effective implementation to curb sectarian violence, extremism and hate speech material.

Answering another question, he said large number of foreigners are residing in the country and many of them have obtained CNICs on basis of bogus documents.

He said that 301 NADRA employees have been terminated during 2015 on account of corruption, fraud and misconduct.

Responding to supplementary questions, State Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Baligh Ur Rehman Rehman said that Maulana Abdul Aziz is not wanted in any case, however, he is being monitored and if wanted or found guilty, the government will take action against him, as no one is above the law.

Responding to a query, the minister said that the construction of model jail in the federal capital would be completed in three years, adding that for this purpose the land has been acquired and construction work would be started in next three months.