Terrorism: Pakistan examining Madrasa curriculum

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New Delhi, Nov 28 (UNI) Disclosing that it was closely looking into the curriculam of Madrasas, Pakistan today said there were some elements in these institutions which needed to be reformed.

''We are talking to the umbrella organisation of Madrasas, and looking into their curriculum, and find that majority of them were basically imparting education, but there are some fringe elements which we would like to reform,'' visiting Paksitan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmud Qureshi said here.

He was replying to a question on the madrasa teaching being a source of terrorists' ideology at a meet the press programme organised by the India Women's Press Corp here this evening.

To a related question, he said Pakistan did not subscribe to the values associated with Taliban.

''We do not want Talibanisation of our country. Our policy is what Mohammad Ali Jinnah gave to us--a modern, moderate and democratic Muslim country, and Taliban do not fit into it,'' he said.

Mr Qureshi said in both India and Pakistan there were a section of the population, which did not believe in these values, but they were in a minority.


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