KP Govt places seminaries under education department

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has placed religious seminaries in the province under the supervision of the elementary and secondary education department.
After the approval of new policy, the education department will handle the registration, curriculum, examination, monitoring and other allied activities of seminaries. Currently, there are 3,028 seminaries functioning in KP. The establishment department amended the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Rules of Business a few days ago to give the education department the role of supervising seminaries.
The relevant official documents show the amendment was made in Schedule-II, under the heading ‘Elementary and Secondary Department’.
After Serial No 11, a new entry, ‘registration, curriculum, examination, monitoring and other allied activities of Deeni Madaris’ shall be incorporated.
In a letter separately sent to all quarters concerned, the establishment department has said, “in exercise of the powers conferred by Article 139 of the constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Government of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is pleased to direct that in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Rules of Business 1985, the amendments shall be incorporated.”
The religious scholars of different schools of thoughts and the officials of the education department have been in contact for the last one month discussing different aspects of the seminaries being placed under the education department.

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