Main reason for extremism is schools and colleges, not madrassas: Pakistani Minister
Islamabad/IBNS: Pakistan Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Fawad Chaudhry, has blamed schools and colleges as being the major reason for extremism in the country while the minister also claimed extremism does not originate from madrassas, according to Pak television channel Geo News.
"In the 90s, teachers were appointed to preach extremism," the Pak minister was quoted as saying by Geo News.
He made the comment while addressing the launching ceremony of “Charter of Peace”, organised by Pakistan Institute of Peace Studies.
Chaudhry was quoted as saying by the Pak media outlet that the state and government are "not fully prepared" to deal with extremism, adding that they had to "take a step back" while dealing with the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP).
The TLP held violent protests in the country last month following which, on Oct 31, the government and the party reached a secret accord, within a few days of which the party was de-proscribed and its chief, Saad Rizvi, was released, Geo News reported.
Pakistan faces "the biggest danger from within", the minister said.
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