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Dateline: Reform of Madrassas - 2002-02-11


Last month Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf announced his intention to regulate and reform the country's madrassas.

Madrassas are the religious schools that sent thousands of young men to wage jihad, or holy war, in neighboring Afghanistan and Kashmir. The madrassa is part of the basic fabric of Pakistani society. Today's Dateline explores the challenges that will confront Pakistan in any "Reform of the Madrassas."

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