ISLAMABAD: The special branch of Islamabad police has started collecting details of students, teachers and administrators of seminaries, police said on Tuesday.

Police teams are collecting all necessary particulars from the seminaries keeping in view the prevailing security situation.

Besides, the same practice is also being carried out in guest houses and hotels in the city. Particulars of all students will be compiled and updated at regular intervals.

The seminary administrations have been directed by the police not to allow any unknown person to stay on their premises.

The special police teams would continue checking the premises from time to time.

The particulars of all those visiting guest houses, hotels, motels and inns would be obtained and field officers would compile all the relevant details about them.

The Islamabad police have warned of strict action as per law if anyone staying in the hotels and seminaries was found involved in unlawful practices.

According to the last survey conducted about two years ago, there were 685 mosques and 40 imambargahs along with 305 seminaries in the capital city.

Out of the total, 89 seminaries were operated by Barelvi school of thought, 199 by Deobandis, 10 by Ahle Hadith and seven by Shia community.

There were 843 teachers and 29,380 students hailing from Islamabad, tribal areas, AJK, KPK and southern Punjab.

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