Donation of 30 Crore to Darul Ulum Haqqania out of KPK Budget
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The world has raised its eyebrows on donation of 30 Crore rupees (3 million US dollars) to Darul Ulum Haqqania which is headed by Maulana Samiul Haq. This donation is allocated from KPK budget for the fiscal year 2016-17. It is notable that all the big guns of Talibans have been nurtured and produced by this madressah. So, it is not only a matter of concern in Pakistan but the world as a whole has taken its notice, as this is termed as promoting more terrorism activists specially Haqqani group.
“PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A Pakistani provincial government has allocated $3 million to a Taliban-linked seminary in a volatile region bordering Afghanistan, a local official said Thursday, sparking criticism from the central government in Islamabad and secular groups.
The hard-line religious school — Darul Uloom Haqqania — in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province is known as the alma mater of most of the Afghan Taliban leadership and its affiliated Haqqani militant network, branded a terrorist organization by the U.S.
According to one of the province’s ministers, Mushtaq Ghani, the funds are to be used to bring the seminary into Pakistan’s mainstream educational system. The budget allocation to the seminary was approved by the provincial assembly Wednesday.
The school’s clerics teach a hard-line curriculum and preach jihad, or holy war, to nearly 4,000 students. It is run by Maulana Sami-ul-Haq, dubbed “the father of the Taliban,” who publicly speaks up in support of the Afghan Taliban and justifies their war against the United States and NATO allies.
The school was implicated in the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, when the prosecution said the suicide bomber in the assassination and his two accomplices had studied at the school. The seminary denied any links.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is run by the Tehrik-e-Insaf or Justice Party of Imran Khan, cricket-star-turned-politician who leads the opposition to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s government.
Khan has defended the funds, saying seminary students who are marginalized will always remain more dangerous. “We want to bring them in mainstream,” he told Pakistani Geo TV News on Wednesday.
Both the government and the opposition criticized the move. Lawmaker Zahid Khan from an anti-Taliban, secular party called for an immediate withdrawal of the funding, describing the seminary as a “nursery of terrorism.”
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30 Crore donation for a Madrassah?
You can build 30 Madrassahs with this amount?
If this is not a typing error then it is very fishy and KP government should explain how and where this amount is to be spent.