Pakistan is all set to monitor educational institutes after a group constituting of students and highly educated people was found involved in terrorist activities in the country.
In a press briefing on Friday, the country’s Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said that the National Counter Terrorism Authority is being activated to monitor the colleges and universities.
He added that the Interior Ministry will hold a meeting with vice chancellors of the universities to map out plans for monitoring their institutes.
The minister said that some elements are trying to misguide the young educated people, but the government will discourage this trend with the help of teachers, parents, and other segments of the society.
Earlier, a renowned university in the country’s southern port city of Karachi shared students’ data with intelligence agencies after one of its students was found involved in murder plot of a senior politician.
The move by the ministry came after law enforcement agencies arrested the chief of the outlawed organization “Ansar-ul-Sharia Pakistan,” during a raid in Karachi.
The chief, who is a graduate of Karachi University and an information technology expert in the computer department of the university, confessed that all the members of the group are highly qualified from well-known universities of the city.