Gov’t and Clerics Unite to Regulate Madrassas

In an effort to improve the education system in Pakistan, the government and the country’s clerics have approved the creation of the Madrassa Regulatory Authority (MRA). This much-needed and comprehensive initiative is evidence of the government’s dedication to passing laws and creating systems that will have long-lasting positive impact.


Interior Minister Rehman Malik told reporters the second round of talks between the government and the Ittehad Tanzeemul Madaris (ITM) ended on Thursday. The clerics had agreed on the MRA’s creation and had given names for possible chairman candidates. The post would have to approved by Prime Minister Gilani, as the MRA would function under the Education Ministry.


The minister said the government had completely banned the Lashkar-e-Tayyaba and it was not involved in carrying out any activity in the country. Stern action would also be taken against those elements found to be involved in distributing extremists’ literature at the country’s madrassas, he warned.


The fact is, our madrassas serve as the religious schools in our society. The way our youth have been taught about Islam has been terrible. Taking the peaceful and loving faith of Islam and using it as a tool to brainwash our children for political agendas was absolutely unacceptable. The government and clerics should be lauded for their coordinated effort to improve and streamline education, allowing children a better future and stopping our religion from being exploited.


Latest articles

Establishment Fooling Pakistanis, again!

For the last 73 years, the Pakistani state has argued that Pakistan and Pakistanis cannot exist with the ‘K’ of Pakistan (Kashmir) becoming a...

India’s Actions in Kashmir Criticized for Human Rights Violations

One year after India revoked Article 370 from Indian occupied Kashmir (state of Jammu and Kashmir), Indian authorities continue to impose harsh and inhuman...

Book Banning and Censorship Exposes Hollowness of ‘Ideology of Pakistan’

Banning books, films, paintings, and poems, and censoring academics and journalists is now old in Pakistan. But in recent times this has taken an...

FATF Sword of Damocles Keeps Hanging Over Pakistan

In 2018, the United Nations (UN) Financial Action Task Force (FATF) -- the international watchdog against money laundering and financing of terrorism ---  placed...

Related articles

Leave a reply

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here