Madrassas conglomerate asks seminaries to help people

A conglomerate of madrassas asked religious seminaries working under the Pakistan government to generously help flood-affected people as any delay in providing aid could lead to humanitarian crises.

Last Updated: Aug 11, 2010, 20:17 PM IST

Peshawar: A conglomerate of madrassas
on Wednesday asked religious seminaries working under the Pakistan
government to generously help flood-affected people as any
delay in providing aid could lead to humanitarian crises.

The appeal was made on behalf of the Wafaq-ul-Madaris
Al Arabia Pakistan by Mufti Kifayatullah, a member of the
legislature in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

The unprecedented floods have wreaked havoc in
northwest Pakistan, affecting millions of people who are in
dire need of assistance, he said.

The people trust `ulema` (clerics) and `nazims`
(administrators) of madrassas with regard to the distribution
of donations.

They should come forward in this hour of need and do
their share for relief and aid, he said.

There are 2,500 religious seminaries with over 600,000
students working under the Wafaq-ul-Madaris.

Many of these seminaries are already engaged in relief
work.

PTI