ACRONYMS

CIA                                                Central Intelligence Agency

CII                                      Council of Islamic Ideology

CZA                                               Central Zakat Administration

DMs                                               Dīn-i-Madāris* دین المدارس

ECPAK                              Euro Consultant Pakistan

ESRA                                             Education Sector Reform Assistance

FATA                                             Federally Administered Tribal Area

ICRD                                             International Centre for Religion and

Diplomacy

IRI                                      Islamic Research Institute

ISI                                     Inter-Services Intelligence

ITDM                                            Ittehad-i-Tanzīmat Madāris-e-Dīniya*

اتحادتنظیمتِ مدارس دینیا

JUI                                    Jamiat-i-Ulamai Islam *جمیعت علماءِ اسلام

M.A.                                               Master of Arts

M.phil.                                            Master of Philosophy

ME                                     Middle East

MEPI                                              Middle East Partnership Initiative

MMA                                            Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal * متحده مجلسِعمل

MOU                                              Memorandum of Understanding

MPA                                               Member of Provincial Assembly

MRD                                              Movement for Restoration of Democracy

MRP                                               Madrasah Reforms Project

NGO                                              Non-Government Organization

NIDMP                              National Institute ofDīn-i-Madāris

NOC                                               No Objection Certificate

NRDF        National Research and Development Foundation

NWFP                                            North West Frontier Province

PATA                                             Provincially Administered Tribal Area

PMEBO                             Pakistan Madrasah  Education Board

Ordinance

PNA                                               Pakistan National Alliance

PPP                                     Pakistan People’s Party

PZA                                                Provincial Zakat Administration

RTI                                     Research Triangle Institute

SDPI                                              Sustainable Development Policy Institute

SRO                                               Societies Registration Ordinance

TIUQ                                             Tanzeem-i-Ittehade Ulama-i-Qabail *

تنظیم اتحادِ علماءِ قبائل

TNSM Tehreek-i-Nifazi-i-Shariati-i-Mohammadi * * *تحریکِ نفاظِ شریعتِ محمدی

UGC                                               University Grants Commission

USA                                               United States of America

USAID       United States Agency for International Development