On Friday the first Regional Office of the DGRE – an organization set up to bring religious seminaries to the mainstream will open in Lahore.
The DGRE will have 16 regional offices across the country with its headquarters in Islamabad’s G8 Region and the Ministry has already been named as director in those offices
The Division and the District Offices have been recruited from dozens of employees from BECS and the National Human Development Commission (NCHD).
In Rawalpindi, Lahore, Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Peshawar, Dera Ismail Khan, Swat, Quetta, Khuzdar, Loralai, Muzaffarabad, Mirpur, Gilgit and Skardu the regional offices of the DGRE were set up Innsbruck.
The creation of the DGRE has been declared a “major achievement” by the Federal Minister of Education and Professional Training, Shafqat Mahmood.
The DGRE will sponsor seminars and also act as a networking base for these seminaries.
The seminary students would also provide contemporary education and would engage in exams conducted under the Federal Board.
More sources indicate that the seminaries that are registered with DGRE will be allowed to fully cooperate and that the policy for non-interference is followed with respect to the internal issues of the seminaries.
A bank account can be opened in registered seminars while those who don’t register can’t do this.
The seminary, which is licensed to employ two lecturers, is paid Rs35,000 a month by the Ministry of Education.