Monday, December 5, 2022

Sindh govt decides to register madrassas as educational institutions

Sindh govt decides to register madrassas as educational institutions
KARACHI (92 News) - The Sindh government decided to register madrassas as educational institutions across the province. This decision was taken during the Sindh Apex Committee meeting at Chief Minister House in Karachi after 18 months under the chair of Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Monday. The province’s top civil and military leadership including the Core Commander Karachi, DG Rangers Sindh attended the meeting. During the meeting, the chief minister has directed the education and literacy department to register madrassas across the province as per the procedure designated for educational institutes. " Madrassas play important role in providing free education to the people," he stated. The top civil and military leadership discussed the National Action Plan, putting trackers on motorcycles and other matters. The meeting was informed that the Endowment Fund Department and Industries Department used to register madrassas. There are a total of 8,195 madrassas and imambargahs in the province. Advisor to the CM on Law Murtaza Wahab told the meeting that the law department is consulting the Sindh High Court to legislate new laws that help alleviate street crime. The CM suggested introducing laws that guarantee strict punishments to criminals. “Making a law isn’t enough. We need to make sure that it is fully implemented too,” he added. The committee concluded on asking the high court to appoint a separate judge who will take up cases related to street crime so that no offender is able to evade punishment. Meanwhile, provincial law secretary has briefed the participants on legislation regarding street crimes while he also told that 12 projects of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) are under construction in Sindh with the help of 2500 Chinese workers. Approximately 4500 police personnel are deployed on the security of these Chinese officials, he added. Moreover, the CM has directed to sign memorandum of understanding (MoU) to restore services at Mai Bakhtawar Airport.