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Provincial Government in Pakistan Under Criticism for Aiding Controversial School

The provincial government of Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province came under sharp criticism for giving an Islamic seminary an estimated Rs.28million ($2,500,000) in aid. The government, led by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, used government funds to support Darul Uloom Haqqania, a religious seminary. Pakistani religious schools have long been blamed for producing extremists. "Government is supporting extremist elements — this will not help any move to curb militancy...

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