Meeting in Pakistan’s Karachi Rejects Scrutiny of Mosques, Seminaries under FATF Agenda  

13:41 - April 05, 2021
News ID: 3474368
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Jamaat-e-Islami's Karachi chief, Engineer Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman, hosted a meeting with various religious scholars and representatives of five boards of the seminaries at Idara Noor-e-Haq on Sunday to discuss the questionnaire distributed by the Pakistani government on account of FATF conditions.


During the meeting, the panelists, who were representing various sects, not only expressed their grave concerns over the recent development but also warned the government of strong public outrage, if the decision to clamp down on religious seminaries was not withdrawn.

According to a declaration, the participants of the meeting unanimously rejected the FATF facilitation form and declared it illegal, unconstitutional and violation of the rights, religious freedom as well as the law, the reported.

They also threatened the authorities to use all legal means to protest against any attempt to violate their rights to religious freedom and sanctity of the mosques and seminaries.

The meeting also decided to consult legal experts to review the legal aspects of the questionnaire sent by the government.


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