Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif. - A file photo

PESHAWAR, 20 May: Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said about 300-400 madrassas in Pakistan are involved in terrorism.

Speaking at the National Assembly yesterday, the minister said 3-4 percent religious seminaries out of total 28,000 madrassas are involved in terrorism. Mr Asif said Muslims can offer their prayers in non-Muslim countries without any security cover, but in Pakistan security personnel are deployed for security of people offering prayers in mosques, which is a very disappointing scenario.

Religious seminaries have come under greater surveillance after massacre of schoolchildren in Peshawar in December last year.

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