There is, however, one glaring stipulation. From the VOA News:
Pakistan claims it has resolved differences with the country’s religious schools, or madrassas, which have agreed to register with the government.
Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz announced the agreement Friday after negotiations with the Ittehad-e-Madaris, the informal name of a representative group from the religious schools.
“Ittehad has agreed to go ahead with the registration as soon as possible and the deadline we had set, December 31, will be honored,” he said.
The Islamic schools, and there are more than 13,000 in Pakistan, initially refused to cooperate unless the government dropped a demand that they disclose their sources of funding.
The new agreement reportedly withdraws that requirement, and it will not be enacted until approved by the national parliament.
What do Pakistan’s powerful religious leaders fear? That the inevitable finding will be that Saudi Arabia is a major source of their funding? If the United States has given Saudi Arabia a green light to continue on with its modern-day slave trade, it is a certainty that this little “secret” will not be given much thought.