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More than 90 Madrassas in Pakistan’s Sindh have Solid Connection with Terrorist Groups

In Pakistan’s Sindh province around 93 madrasas have solid links with terrorist groups

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Karachi, 27 October, 2016: In Pakistan’s Sindh province around 93 madrassas have “solid links” with terrorist groups. Authorities will be starting an operation against those terrorist harboring schools, PTI report said on Wednesday.

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A special meeting will be held at the Sind CM’s house, so as to review the law and order in the province.

According to PTI, “Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah presided over the meeting, which was also attended by the Rangers director-general Major General Bilal Akbar and provincial heads of intelligence agencies among other members of civilian leadership.”
Police and Rangers are directed by the Chief Minister to begin an operation again those schools.

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“This kind of attitude will not be accepted,” said Shah.

“We will not allow anybody to shed blood of innocent people in the name of religion or using a sacred place. This operation will also be targeted and intelligence-based. The operation will be started just after Chehlum, a religious observance that occurs 40 days after the Day of Ashura.”

He further directed that the home department put all the 93 madrassas harboring terrorists on the watch list as well as to maintain a record of their daily activities.
The Chief Minister is informed by the heads of law enforcement agencies about recent arrests of some terrorists who all have given some clues of other terrorists, hinting about their hideouts and plans.

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It was pointed out, Karachi’s illegal immigrants and those in its outskirts including the slum areas were either supporting or harboring terrorists. While some of them may be are directly involved in the terrorist activities.

by NewsGram team with PTI inputs

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