Geo-tagging of 3662 seminaries completed in Sindh

Karachi: Under National Action Plan (NAP) geo-tagged of 3662 seminaries has been completed, of them 2122 are in Karachi and 1548 in Hyderabad. This process is in progress and would be completed soon.

This was told to a meeting held to review the implementation of NAP decisions held under the chairmanship of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah here at the CM House.

Sindh Secretary Mukhtiar Soomro told the meeting that out of 9590 madaris 6503 have been registered and 2920 yet to registered. In the unregistered madaris 517,695 students are enrolled.

He said that Geo-tagging of madaris has been started and so far 2122 madaris have been geo-tagged in Karachi and 1548 in Hyderabad. “This would help us to see exact location of madaris,” he said.

IG Sindh Ghulam Hyder Jamali told the chief minister that 167 madaris have been sealed under different allegations and 21 suspect madaris were searched in Karachi, Hyderabad and Badin. In few madaris hate material was recovered against which cases have been registered accordingly.

The chief minister thanked the Ulema of different school of thought for the cooperation in getting their madaris. “All the concerned Ulema must be made on board while registering their madaris or searching the suspect madaris,” he directed the IG and Home secretary.

Talking about Afghan refugees’ identification and repatriation the home secretary said that 92646 Afghan nationals are registered in Sindh. “650 families and 3021 individuals voluntary repatriated by Ministry of SAFRON since 2015,” he said and added that 35278 Afghans have also been repatriated from Sindh till August 2015.

He said that 720 cases registered against illegal Afghan nationals, 2100 illegal Afghan nationals arrested, 1309 nominated 953 under judicial custody, 356 bailed out and 222 illegal Afghan repatriated by IG Jails.

Soomro said that out of 458 condemned prisoners 18 have been executed. “Their 395 appeals are pending in Sindh High Court and one in federal Shariat court, 53 in Supreme Court, five mercy petitions are pending with President of Pakistan, Sindh High Court has stayed four black warrants.

Giving details of armed militia, the home secretary said 61 banned religious organizations have been identified. “1155 terrorists/criminals killed, including 164 leaders of Al-Qaeda and TTP and 130 Lyari gang war between September 2013 and September 2015,” he said and added 63055 terrorists/criminals arrested, including 879terrorists of Al-Qaeda and TTP and 67 Lyari Gang war. 16650 illicit arms and explosions recovered.

Talking about disposal of accused handed over by Rangers in heinous offences during operation up to August 31, 2015 IG police Ghulam Hyder Jamali said that 495 have been arrested, 489 challaned, six are under investigation, two have been convicted and four acquitted. He added that 462 are in jails and 21 have been bailed out.

The IG also briefed the chief minister about the latest arms the Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif had provided to the Sindh police and also said that the COAS has further assured to equip each and every police station with latest equipments and gadgets.

The chief minister said that it was the personal interest of Army chief General Raheel Sharif that the operation against terrorists has produced tangible results. “It would be nice of him if he takes necessary measures to equip our police stations with modern equipments,” he said.

The chief minister after presiding over the review meeting left for Islamabad to attend the NAP meeting to be presided by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.