Many educational institutions in Pakistan are known to promote extremism and fundamentalism, which lead to terrorism. There is a madrasa named Darul Uloom Haqqaniya in Akora Khattak, about 60 km from Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, which is called 'The University of Jihad' in Pakistan.
Former prime minister Benazir Bhutto's assassins were associated with this madrasa
Darul Uloom Haqqania has the full support of the government. This madrasa has very good relations with almost all the political parties and religious groups of the mainstream. Some extremists and suicide bombers have also been associated with this madrasa, which carried out the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. There are more than 4 thousand children studying in the madrasa, including many Afghan refugees. Students staying here are provided free food and lodging.
The leaders of this madrasa had posted a video on social media supporting Taliban militants, on which the Afghan government strongly objected. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's spokesman Sadiq Siddiqui said that these institutions give rise to radical jihad, create terrorists. However, the madrasa continues to deny the allegations leveled against it.