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Madrassah Regulatory Authority soon: Sherry

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Braodcasting Sherry Rehman has said that the government is establishing Madrassah Regulatory Authority in order to streamline affairs of religious schools”, the minister added. This she stated here Tuesday during a meeting with a six-member media delegation of France which called on her here.

While replying to a question, the minister said that Islam is a religion of peace and it does not allow killing innocent people in the name of religion. “Majority of the Madrassahs are greatly serving the masses, particularly the poor ones, by providing free boarding, lodging and education. She said the government believes in the freedom of expression and liberty of media in the country and we have prepared summary for repealing all media gagging laws.

The Minister briefed the delegation about the 100 days plan of the government. She said that the coalition government hopes to turn around the economic future of the country and develop Pakistan into a stable, progressive and dynamic country. “We are planning to bring the tribal areas into mainstream by abrogating the colonial Frontier Crimes Regulations (FCR) laws and by extending Political Parties Act to these areas”, the minister added.

While replying to a question, the minister said that Islam is a religion of peace and it does not allow killing innocent people in the name of religion. “Majority of the Madrassahs are greatly serving the masses, particularly the poor ones, by providing free boarding, lodging and education.

We are establishing Madrassah Regulatory Authority in order to streamline their affairs”, the minister added. Responding to another question the minister said that the empowerment of women has always been the prime objective of the political struggle of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and her party. “We have elected Dr. Fahmida Mirza, as Speaker for National Assembly, who is the first woman to hold this office in the history of the country and women are also holding other key positions in the present government”, she stated. “Our government would introduce policies to empower women and encourage their participation in the every walk of life”, the minister further added.

The members of the delegation appreciated the vision of newly established democratic government and hoped that bilateral relations between Pakistan and France would be further strengthened in future.-SANA

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