LAHORE: Punjab government decided to enhance the monitoring of seminaries which are strict in their religious viewpoint; home department has prepared a list of 545 seminaries in this regard, media reported Thursday.
According to the list of Punjab Home Department, out of 10,434 madaris across the province, at least 545 seminaries with exacting religious thoughts, are involved in sectarian extremism; as many as 28 of these seminaries have been placed in A-category i.e. the most dangerous seminaries.
There are 255 seminaries in B-category and 262 in C-category.
Multan is the city where 96 i.e. the highest number of most sensitive seminaries is found; of them, 11 are extremely dangerous.
Three of Lahore’s 26 sensitive seminaries have been included A-category.
Home Department Punjab directed police and other secret agencies to rigorously monitor all sensitive seminaries. Action will be launched against the seminaries after the secret agencies submit their report in this regard.