Pak Army says situation in Swat unsatisfactory

February 17th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, Feb 17 (ANI): The Pakistan Army has said that the situation in Swat is not satisfactory and is ready abide by the deal between the North West Frontier Province Government and the Tehreek-e-Nifaz-e-Shariat Muhammadi (TNSM).

Inter-Service Public Relations spokesman Major General Athar Abbas said the military had been asked to back off, but it would only respond if attacked.

He said Swat situation was not satisfactory , but the government had adopted another strategy.

To a question whether the army was consulted before the deal, Abbas said, Consultation is always there.

North West Frontier Province Chief Minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti announced on Monday thaty Nizam e Adl Regulation 2009 for Malakand Division would be implemented as soon as peace was restored in Swat district.

According to the Regulation, Islamic courts would be set up in Malakand shortly, the Daily Times reported.

The regulation came into being as a result of a meeting between the provincial government and an Islamic group Tehreek-e-Nifaz e Shariat e Muhammadi (TNSM). (ANI)

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