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Pakistan`s new security policy aims to reform madrassas

Last Updated: Sunday, March 02, 2014, 22:38

Pakistan plans to bring all of its madrassas, or religious schools, under its national education system within one year under a landmark security policy aimed at combating extremism.

Tight security in Pakistan to maintain order during protests

Last Updated: Friday, November 22, 2013, 16:40

Thousands of army, paramilitary and police personnel were deployed in cities across Pakistan on Friday in view of nationwide protests by various groups over the killing of 11 people in sectarian clashes in the garrison city of Rawalpindi.

Madrassas allocation move politically motivated: Raj Thackeray

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 04, 2013, 21:46

Raj Thackeray termed as "politically motivated" the state government`s decision approving allocation of funds for modernisation of madrassas.

Foul suspected in J&K govt aid to madrassas

Last Updated: Thursday, December 15, 2011, 21:18

Jammu and Kashmir government announced an aid of Rs 3.47 crore for 362 madrassas of the state.

Bangladesh to integrate madrassas into mainstream

Last Updated: Monday, May 30, 2011, 20:53

Bangladesh is planning to integrate hundreds of Islamic religious schools into the mainstream secular education system in a revamp costing USD 70 million, an official said on Monday.

Madrassas conglomerate asks seminaries to help people

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 11, 2010, 20:17

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.

Thailand introduces modern science subjects in madrassas

Last Updated: Sunday, August 01, 2010, 15:53

The debate rages in India on how to upgrade madrassa education system.

Hardline Pakistani schools a draw for foreigners

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 15, 2009, 00:26

Anas bin Saleem, a 12-year-old American, spends seven hours a day sitting cross-legged on the floor memorizing the Quran.

UK madrassas may be grooming kids for terrorism: Critics

Last Updated: Saturday, November 07, 2009, 14:18

Critics have expressed fears that madrassas backed by the UK Government might be grooming vulnerable children for Islamic extremism or even terrorism.

Pak launches crackdown on unregistered madrassas

Last Updated: Monday, October 19, 2009, 21:47

Pak authorities have arrested scores of suspects and launched a crackdown on unregistered madrassas in major cities following reports that some of them are linked to militants blamed for a wave of suicide attacks and bombings.

Govt mulls modern education system in Pak madrassas

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 20:55

The govt plans to introduce modern education system in Pak’s madrassas and degrees awarded by the seminaries will be recognised.