LAHORE: The Punjab government on Friday banned preaching activities on university campuses.

From now own, no Tableeghi Jamaat will be allowed to preach and stay in campus hostels, reports Dunya News. Similarly, there will also be a complete ban on outsiders stay in hostels.

This is probably the first time that any restriction has been placed on Tableeghi Jamaat.

According to an official notification, sermons in mosques around campuses will also be regulated. It says mosques in and surrounding university campuses will be bound to get the content of sermons approved before delivering them.

The university administration will be bound to alert security institutions about the faculty members sympathetic towards terror outfits.

The Punjab Information Technology Board and the Home Department will take action with the help of the administration against those who spread sectarian hatred on social media.

The administrations have been told to form their own intelligence system. Every educational institution will rectify defects (in its security system) pointed out by security institutions within 15 days.

Published in Dawn, January 30th, 2016

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