NAP implementation: Govt starts Geo Mapping of Madaras throughout country


ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: State Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman on Wednesday informed the National Assembly that the security institutions of all the provinces are implementing on National Action Plan (NAP) and providing positive results.

Responding to a query, he said government has started Geo Mapping of Madaras throughout the country as per NAP.

Answering to another question, he told the House that after completion of Geo Mapping of Madaras the ministry will able to provide total figure of madaras and it is provincial responsibility to provide data of Madaras to federal government.

He informed the house that there are 717 Madaras in Gilgit Baltistan and FATA in which 699 are registered.

Baligh Ur Rahman said that under the NAP 10177 people on misuse of loudspeaker and 2345 people were arrested on hate speech act, adding that in province Sindh 167 suspected and 72 unregistered madaras were closed under the said plan.

Replying to a question he said Maulana Abdul Aziz is being monitored and if found guilty in any case government will take action against him because no one is above the law.

He said the number of Madaras in the country is over 31 thousand, adding that 147 Madaras in Punjab, six in Sindh, seven in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 30 in Balochistan are running on foreign funding.

The Minister said that the construction of model jail in 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.

He informed the house that Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Police has taken steps for the welfare of 225 women police officers and officials like pick and drop facility for official duty, separate hostel and barrack for lodging in Police Lines Headquarters with special security, and regimental store where basic items of daily usage are available at discounted rates.

Source: APP

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