The Balochistan government has decided to register all seminaries in the province with the education department as part of the National Action Plan (NAP), it has been learnt.
The provincial government has constituted a four-member high-level committee to review the registration process and perform legislation for the proposed amendment in the Societies Registration Act.
The members of the committee include Balochistan education secretary, secretary home and tribal affairs, secretary industries and secretary social welfare, an official in the education department said.
The education department has prepared a form to collect details about the location, name, teachers and students studying in the religious schools across Balochistan.
“This way we will get to know about the exact number of teachers and students in seminaries,” he said.
Around 3,000 seminaries have already been registered with the provincial industries department under the Societies Registration Act in Balochistan. However, sources said the number of registered and non-registered seminaries across the province was still around 10,000.
The Societies Registration Act would be amended thus enabling the education department to register the seminaries instead of the industries department, the official said.
The education department has already launched registration of privately-run schools in Quetta and other parts of Balochistan, Secretary Education Saboor Kakar said.
“After registration of schools, subsequently the seminaries would also be registered.”