Madrassas conglomerate asks seminaries to help people

Madrassas conglomerate asks seminaries to help people 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.