Dhaka, March 8 -- Qawmi Madrasa students are getting government jobs after the Dawrae Hadith certificate was given master's degree status, Information Minister Hasan Mahmud said Friday.

"The government also provided jobs to the madrasa students," he said at the 5th anniversary of Bangladesh United Islami Party (BUIP) at Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital.

"We established around 73,000 'maktab'-based madrasas. A teacher has been appointed at every 'maktab' (pre-school for religious education) and they are getting government salary," he said.

Mahmud accused the BNP and its ally Jamaat-e-Islami of using Islam for political purposes.

"On the other hand, the Awami League government is setting up mosques in every upazila. The tender process fo...