Zardari nod for Shariat laws in parts of Pakistan’s northwest (With: Pakistan bows to Taliban, allows Shariat laws)February 16th, 2009 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 16 (IANS) The Nizam-i-Adl Regulation that Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari Monday approved for parts of the country’s northwest replaces the appellate jurisdiction of the Peshawar High Court with that of the Federal Shariat Court and will revive the executive magistracy in the Provincially Administered Tribal Areas (PATA).
Revival of the offices of district magistrates and executive magistrates has also been included in the proposed law that will replace the Nizam-i-Adl Regulation of 1999.
In turn, the 1999 regulation had replaced the PATA Nifaz-i-Nizam-i-Shariat Regulation, 1994.
Under the 1999 regulation, “Shariat bench means bench of the high court constituted for the said area under the Constitution for dealing with any case falling within the purview of this regulation.”
This definition has been deleted and a new provision added which states: “Appeal and revision - subject to the constitution, the Federal Shariat Court shall be the final court of appeal or, as the case may be, revision for the purpose of this regulation.”
Currently, appeals against judgments of different courts in PATA are filed in the Peshawar High Court, except in cases under the Hudood laws.
The government has also removed the provision of muavin-i-qazi (assistant to qazi) from the proposed regulation.
The schedule of the proposed regulation includes around 125 laws that would be applicable to the Malakand region of PATA.
The proposed regulation follows a peace deal with the Taliban linked Tehrik-e-Nifaz e Shariah-e-Mohammadi (TNSM) radical cleric Sufi Muhammad Khan that had been demanding the implementation of Shariat laws in the Malakand region.
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