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Pakistan plans to shift students of JuD schools to govt-run institutions

Pakistan plans to shift students of JuD schools to govt-run institutions
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Lahore: Pakistan plans to shift the students of Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed's Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) to the government-run schools after an international terror financing watchdog raised objection over allocation of Rs 180 crore for these institutions.

A senior government official told PTI on Tuesday that the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) had objected the Pakistani government's allocation of Rs 180 crore for running the JuD and FIF schools across the country.

"The government could not satisfy the FATF about running a good number of seminaries and schools of JuD and FIF after taking over their control in March.

Therefore, the Imran Khan administration is seriously considering shifting the students of these seminaries and schools to the government-run institutions," he said.

The official said the FATF was apprehensive of the Pakistani government's move to allocate such a huge sum of money for the Jamaat-ud-Dawa and the Falah-i-Insaniat institutions.

"It (FATF) suspected that the government might not be able to dissociate the JuD and the FIF activists associated with these institutions,

he said.

A source in the Punjab government said that the JuD and the FIF activists are somehow associated with their educational institutions the government has taken over.

He said these activists are waiting for appropriate time to take back their positions.

The government has also taken over the JuD headquarters

in Lahore and Muridke and stopped Saeed from entering there.

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