Khan says Haqqania madrassa demanded Rs 300m funds


Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Friday said the Darul Uloom Haqqania madrassa had agreed to implement reforms on the condition that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government allocates Rs 300 million for the religious seminary in the provincial budget for 2016-17.

“Musharraf had made repeated attempts to woo Maulana Samiul Haq for reforms in the Haqqania madrassa but he had rejected the grants. But now he is willing to accept government funds because he trusts the PTI’s government,” Imran Khan told journalists during a press conference.

Imran said that progressive reforms are being implemented to better integrate madrassa students in to the mainstream, and said those opposing such moves know “little of Pakistani society”.

“Are millions of students studying in these seminaries terrorists?”

The PTI chief further added he has asked the KP government to explain the grant to Haqqania madrassa in a detailed press briefing.