Hindu appointed Pak PM's adviser on madrasas

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Islamabad, Jan 10:A Hindu has been appointed as special advisor to Pakistan Prime Minister to monitor the process of registration and reforms of madrasas in the country.

Caretaker Prime Minister Mohammadmian Soomro appointed Mr Amar Lal, who has been working as Prime Minister's special Assistant on Minority Affairs, to the post assigning him the status of a Federal Minister. According to Daily Times, Mr Lal had directed Secretary Religious Affairs Wakil Ahmad Khan in a letter yesterday to provide him all records pertaining to reforms and registration of madrasas besides arranging a special briefing for himself about the syllabus taught at the semiaries.

''It's not in my knowledge that anyone has been appointed as special adviser to monitor registration of madrasas,'' Mr Wakil Ahmad Khan was quoted by the paper as saying. He said denied receiving any letter from Mr Lal asking to arrange a briefing for the latter.


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