Sindh Police launches crackdown against banned organisations seminaries, 56 facilities seized

Sindh Police launches crackdown against banned organisations seminaries, 56 facilities seized

KARACHI Advisor to Sindh Chief Minister Sindh on Information, Law and Anti-Corruption, Barrister Murtaza Wahab on Wednesday said that the Sindh government has taken over the control of 56 facilities including schools, hospitals and Madaris previously run by Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation (FiF).

Talking to media the Advisor said that "as we know that federal government under Anti-Terrorism Laws has declared JuD and FIF as proscribed organizations and decided to take control of all the facilities run by these two banned outfits, according to a handout issued here. "

He said that the specific Madaris and public welfare facilities located in Sindh have been taken over by the provincial government.

However, the provincial Advisor clarified that from now onwards the services at these schools /hospitals/ Madaris will continue for general public by the government as per government protocols adding that no person shall be denied the services being provided through these institutions.

Murtaza Wahab said that the staff of the institutions will continue after due clearance and scrutiny as per standards and procedures of the government. Giving break-up of these facilities, the advisor said that 31 schools, 16 Madaris and 9 hospitals located in Sindh, have been taken over by provincial government.

He added that 10 schools, 9 madaris and 5 hospitals were located in Karachi division; 3 schools and a hospital in Hyderabad district; 2 schools and a madarsa in Matiari; a school in Jamshoro; 3 schools, 1 hospital in Mirpurkhas; 4 schools in Sanghar; a school in Tando Allahyar; 3 schools and a Madarsa in Badin; 1 school, 2 hospitals and a Madarsa in Tharparkar; 1 Madarsa in Noshehro Feroz; 2 schools and 3 Madaris in Shaheed Benazir Abad; and a school in Kambar Shahdadkot.

The Advisor further said that committees have been constituted at provincial, divisional (Karachi) and district levels to manage these facilities in best interest of public.

He said that provincial committee will be headed by secretary home department as chairman and Additional IG Police Special Branch, special secretary education, special secretary health and chief administrator Auqaf will be it's members.

The divisional committee for Karachi is only comprised of Commissioner Karachi as it's chairman, while Additional IG Police Karachi and divisional heads of education, health and Auqaf will act as it's members.

Similarly, he said that district committees will be headed by deputy commissioner and district heads of education, health and Auqaf departments will be its members. The advisor said that these institutions will be run in the supervision of Sindh government and all the expenses would be borne by the provincial government.

Barrister Murtaza Wahab has appealed to the people to cooperate with the government adding that Sindh government has taken over the control of seminaries and welfare institutions affiliated with both the banned outfits and if anyone tried to create hurdles in this regard, will be arrested.