Siraj for resuming educational activities at seminaries

By: INP      Published: 08:50 PM, 11 Jun, 2020
Siraj for resuming educational activities at seminaries

Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Senator Sirajul Haq has said that the government should immediately allow the Madaris to resume their educational activities as there is no reason to keep them close after the opening of other activities in the country.

Addressing a meeting of Jamiat Talba Arabia at Mansoora on Thursday, he said the religious seminaries had assured the government that they would strictly follow the standard operating procedures (SoPs) set for them.

He said that there was no need to cause further loss to the education of around 3.5 million students of seminaries. The parents of the students were worried about the future of children and thousands of teachers were feared to become jobless if the present situation continued for indefinite time, he asserted.

The JI chief demanded the allocation of funds for the Madaris, asking the rulers to stop step-motherly treatment with religious institutions. He said it had been proved that education sector was not a priority of the government.

Senator Siraj said the government had not consulted with the opposition on budget, fearing the federal budget would bring no relief to the poverty stricken masses.

The rulers, he lamented, failed to prepare Covid-19 prevention strategy, bring down inflation and create jobs for millions of unemployed youth. More than a week had been passed to the disappearance of petrol from the filling stations but the ruling party was seemed unconcerned to address the issue, he said.

Meanwhile, JI Deputy Emir Liaqat Baloch said the prime minister was himself protecting the corrupt elements as he turned the accountability system mere a tool of political victimization.

He said the report on flour scandal had yet to become public while the sugar mafia was roaming free. He held the government responsible for petrol crisis. He said the entire federal budget was prepared on the dictation of the IMF.