JuD tells Pak government to ”learn governance” before taking over its schools

December 29th, 2008 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, Dec. 29 (ANI): Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) has criticized the Pakistan governments move to take over its schools, by saying, if the government is unable to run its own institutions properly then how can it manage JuD schools?
How will the government run these institutions when it is unable to run its own? a JuD spokesperson said, referring to the dismal state of governments educational institutions.
The Punjab government had appointed special supervisors for JuD schools and dispensaries after the UN banned it, the Daily Times reported.
According to the paper, the Punjab government had decided not to shutdown charity organizations run by the banned Jamaat-ud-Dawa, but monitor them.
The Government has also appointed medical staff in the dispensaries and, but has not replaced the teaching staff in the JuD schools.
Earlier, the Pakistani Government had taken over ten educational institutions supported by the banned outfit, Jamat-ud-Dawa, for promoting jihad in various parts of Punjab.
The ban imposed on the JuD after intelligence agencies informed the government that ten of the educational institutions in various parts of Punjab were promoting extremism.
Special lectures promoting Jihad are delivered to students especially at the time of assembly, sources quoting intelligence reports said.
There are total 26 Jamat-ud-Dawa run educational institutions in the Punjab province but the Government appointed administrators in only 10 selected schools.
The source accepted that the administrators, who joined on Friday, would have to monitor the activities on a regular basis. However, the teachers would not be replaced and continue to teach at these institutions, he added.
Following the UN ban on Dawa in the wake of the Mumbai terror attacks, the JuD run education and charity institutions were raided on December 11 and its offices were sealed. (ANI)

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