Islamabad, May 08, 2018 (PPI-OT): In pursuance of directions of the Federal Minster for Interior, a meeting was held at NACTA Headquarters, Islamabad under the chairmanship of National Coordinator NACTA to discuss Registration and reforms of Madaris with Federal and Provincial stakeholders and representatives of Ittihad Tanzeem-e-Madaris Pakistan (ITMP), led by Qari Hanif Jalandhari. National Coordinator, NACTA welcomed the participants and elucidated in detail the background and rationale behind developing data and registration forms for Madaris.
Following key agenda items came under discussion:-
Progress on Registration and data collection of Madaris according to the forms developed with consensus of all federal and provincial stakeholders, ITMP and subsequently shared by NACTA
Adoption of single Authority and uniform format for registration and data collection of Madaris.
Rationalizing the list of IV Schedulers.
Policy for collection of animal skin and hides
Facilitating the Madaris in opening of Bank accounts
Grant of Permission to Madaris to hold Religious Congregations
Preparation of policy on security of at-risk persons including Religious Scholars/ leaders on account of potential threats.
After detailed deliberations and discussions, following decisions were taken:
With regards to the issue of Registration of Madaris, it was agreed that the provinces will discuss the points raised by ITMP in this meeting with their administrative and political leadership and hold meeting with ITMP to resolve the issues and expedite the process of registration. The chair reiterated that verification of the particulars submitted by Madaris may be done as per the specified procedures, but timelines must be fixed and verification must be completed within stipulated time period to avoid unnecessary delay. Also the registration must be done on standardized format and under single Authority.
It was agreed that ITMP will share a list of Madaris facing issues in opening of Bank accounts with NACTA and SBP will share the circulars notified for establishing consumer protection department to address the grievances of customers with NACTA and ITMP.
It was also agreed that considering the issues raised by ITMP regarding 4thschedulers, Provinces will revisit the lists and exclude the names, if any, of individuals that have been placed without concrete evidence.
The issue of provision of security of persons at risks including religious scholars and leaders will be discussed with provinces and intelligence agencies
The meeting ended with Qari Hanif Jalandhri’s note of thanks, he thanked NC NACTA for providing a platform to discuss the issues faced by madaris in process of registration.
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National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) Pakistan