A northwestern Pakistani province is taking criminal action against 70 schools that have failed to tighten security following a December high school attack that killed 132 children.
The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa made it compulsory for all schools to hire armed guards, raise the height of boundary walls with barbed wire and install closed-circuit television, Reuters said.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Education Minister Mohammad Atif Khan described the 70 schools taken to task in Kohat, south of Peshawar, as “dangerous.”
In December last year, the Pakistani Taliban, allegedly funded by India, Saudi and Qatar, launched a savage and cowardly attack on a school, essentially for children of military families, spraying machine-gun fire on kids behind desks and leaving 132 of them dead. By the time the nine-hour siege ended, 141 people including the terrorists were killed.
Pakistan has witnessed an increased level of militancy and extremism for the past two decades. Most terrorists are trained and brain washed in religious schools “Madarassah” that are funded handsomely by Saudi and Qatar to help spreading Wahabi believes.