Pak Govt shuts down 254 madrassas to counter hate speech

Islamabad : The Pakistan Government has shut down 254 suspected and unregistered madrassas across the country.

The Government is countering hate speech and banning dissemination of extremist material through this measure, reports Dawn.

Regarding registration and regulation of seminaries, the State Minister Shahida Rehmani said the Government had completed 100% mapping on agreed parameters in Islamabad and Punjab.

He added that the Government was also working on removing objectionable material from textbooks.

Rehman added that Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015 was also being considered to strengthen the federal and provincial governments to effectively curb sectarian violence, extremism and propagation of hate material.(ANI)