Islamic seminary students attend class at the Darul Uloom Haqqania seminary in Akora Khattak. Photo: AFP Islamic seminary students attend class at the Darul Uloom Haqqania seminary in Akora Khattak. Photo: AFP
Islamic seminary students attend class at the Darul Uloom Haqqania seminary in Akora Khattak. Photo: AFP

Pakistan’s ‘university of jihad’ takes great pride in its Taliban alumni

  • Darul Uloom Haqqania in Pakistan’s Akora Khattak, about 60km east of Peshawar, is home to roughly 4,000 students who are fed, clothed and educated for free
  • It has sat at the crossroads of regional militant violence for years, educating many Pakistanis and Afghan refugees – some of whom returned home to wage war

Topic |   Pakistan
Islamic seminary students attend class at the Darul Uloom Haqqania seminary in Akora Khattak. Photo: AFP Islamic seminary students attend class at the Darul Uloom Haqqania seminary in Akora Khattak. Photo: AFP
Islamic seminary students attend class at the Darul Uloom Haqqania seminary in Akora Khattak. Photo: AFP
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