Pakistan school denies it trains, recruits terrorists
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) - A Pakistani madrassa slapped with US sanctions as an alleged terror training centre has denied the charges, insisting it teaches only religion and Arabic grammar to around 150 boys.
The US Treasury said the Ganj seminary in the northwestern city of Peshawar was being used as a training and recruiting base by Al-Qaeda, the Taleban and militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).
The head of the madrassa, Fazeel-A-Tul Shaykh Abu Mohammed Ameen Al-Peshawari, known as Shaykh Aminullah, has been on UN and US terror blacklists since 2009.
Shaykh Aminullah has not been seen at the school for eight months, the school's caretaker Haji Alam Sher told AFP.