Janjua for absorbing seminary students in mainstream system


ISLAMABAD – National Security Adviser Lt-Gen (r) Nasser Khan Janjua Monday held a meeting to review progress of reforms for mainstreaming of Madaris students .

The meeting discussed matters regarding curriculum, strategy and procedures involved in process of mainstreaming, proposed system of examination and further up-gradation of Madaris in future.

Besides Minister for Religious Affairs Sardar Muhammad Yousaf, the meeting was attended by prominent members of Ittehad-e- Tanzeemat-e-Madaris Pakistan, Mufti Munibur Rehman, Qari Muhammad Hanif Jalandhri, Muhammad Yasin Zafar, Maulana Abdul Malik, Maulana Niyaz Hussain Naqvi and higher officials from different departments of education ministry and Higher Education Commission.

During the meeting, Sardar Yousaf appreciated efforts towards this noble cause of mainstreaming of Madaris students .

Janjua sought comments of participants on different aspects of roadmap suggested so far to enable students of Madaris to get absorbed in mainstream educational system which would enable them to become an effective citizen of the country with an opportunity to join any profession of their choice like everyone-else.

Points of agreement and disagreement were discussed in detail. All appreciated progress made so far and reiterated to continue to work together for provision of better opportunities to students of Madaris.


European Union (EU) acknowledges and appreciates Pakistan’s efforts against terrorism and for regional peace and stability.

“EU recognizes challenges faced by Pakistan and appreciates the way Pakistan has been responding to those challenges,” EU’s Special Envoy to Afghanistan, Roland Kobia said this during a meeting with National Security Adviser, Lt-Gen (R) Nasser Khan Janjua here on Monday.

He was heading a delegation which also included EU Ambassador to Pakistan Jean Francois Cautain. Matters pertaining to regional security situation with a particular reference to Afghanistan were discussed in detail.

The envoy expressed his commitment to advance European Union’s contribution to deliver lasting peace and prosperity in Afghanistan and in region.

“European Union is aiming at bringing peace in Afghanistan by coordinating and consulting with all regional and international countries,” he said.

The envoy sought NSA’s opinion on issues of counter-terrorism, military and intelligence cooperation and internal political peace process in Afghanistan.

Janjua explained security situation in Afghanistan at length and highlighted complexities of perpetual conflict in Afghanistan.

He briefed the role played and contributions made by Pakistan to fight menace of terrorism.

He sensitized the delegates over fragility of the region and reiterated Pakistan’s strong commitment towards peace in Afghanistan and the region.

Janjua underscored that a cooperative framework was required to resolve conflict in Afghanistan and stressed the need of a political solution to the conflict.

Both sides agreed that by means of progression, cooperation and economic interdependence, this region could be made more stable.

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