1000 unauthorized religious seminaries functioning in Sindh, Apex Committee told

  • 60 religious seminaries established in Tharparkar without approval
  • CM Murad Ali Shah directed shifting 270 inmates from karachi Central jail

KARACHI – A meeting of the apex committee presided by Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah was held in Karachi on Friday which was attended by Corps Commander Karachi Lt General Shahid Baig Mirza, Chief Secretary Sindh, Director General (DG) Rangers Muhammad Saeed and police officials.

The attendees were apprised of a shocking fact that around 1000 religious seminaries have been built on government land without permission from authorities.

It was also noted that some 60 religious seminaries have been established in Tharparkar without approval, an area dominated by Hindu community, during the last 3 to 4 years.

The Sindh’s home department was given the task to investigate the illegal construction of religious seminaries.

The meeting also decided to scrutinize the documents and NOCs of all religious seminaries constructed illegally in the province.

Sensing the fragile security situation in the metropolis, the participants decided that over 270 dangerous inmates, 19 of them most notorious, will be shifted to various prisons of Sindh from Karachi Central Jail.

Moreover, the chief minister has also directed the Home, Law Departments and Counter Terrorism Department to move their cases to Military Courts.

The Apex Committee meeting was told that out of 270 prisoners, the cases of 110 could easily be sent to the military courts for trial as authorities have solid evidence against them.

The Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah also expressed serious concerns over the recent attacks on policemen in the city expressing that they should be stopped.

DG Rangers and Inspector General Sindh told the meeting that they were close to bust the gang involved in the killings of policemen.