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All mosques to remain at their places: Durrani

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ISLAMABAD: All madrassas (seminaries) and mosques in the federal capital will remain at their places, said Federal Information Minister Muhammad Ali Durrani while talking to reporters on Saturday.

However, the relocation of any mosque or seminary would be made in accordance with Islamic practices after consultations, the minister added.

He said that the issue of occupation of the Children’s Library in Islamabad would also be resolved amicably through negotiations. Giving the impression that militancy was related to seminaries was not a good tradition, he said, adding that the government wanted to see the seminaries as centres promoting true Islamic education.

The information minister said that arrangements were being made to telecast parliamentary proceedings through a special television channel. He said that formalities in this regard were being finalised and that the attitude of the opposition during National Assembly proceedings was “undemocratic and unconstitutional”.

Durrani said it was the responsibility of both the government and opposition to maintain quorum in the house. The government had failed to maintain quorum on Friday and the speaker had to adjourn the proceedings when the house restarted legislation on the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) bill. He said the opposition should have given their suggestions on the bill instead of identifying the quorum when the discussion was in progress. staff report
Source: Daily Times