|US funded Madrasahs in Pakistan
South Asia’s changing dynamics
Aligarh: Prof. Mohammad Waseem of the Qaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad expressed his concerns over the slow progress in the on going peace process between the Indo-Pak dialogue.
He was delivering the University Extension Lecture at Aligarh Muslim University on "Changing Regional Dynamics: Case of India and Pakistan" on July 13. He pointed out that Pakistan considered the USA as an equalizer in any Indo-Pak initiative and that is why that United States would always be a crucial factor in any such situation. He also pointed out that USA is funding Pakistan for people to people contact between the two neighboring countries.
Prof. Waseem said that Pakistan has projected their image as an Islamic country in the Arab World after 1971. He said that the American invasion of Iraq, which followed a similar move in Afghanistan, has greatly helped the forces of Pan Islamism and has indirectly strengthened those forces, which were proponents of ‘World of Islam’.
Referring the growth of Madrasas in Pakistan, Prof. Waseem pointed out that a majority of such Madarsas established in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) of Pakistan had been funded by the USA.
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