Pak Taliban imposes sharia in upper Orakzai

December 22nd, 2008 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI  


Hangu, Dec. 22 (ANI): The local Taliban of North west frontier province in Pakistan has announced imposition of sharia and ban on cutting forest trees in several areas of Upper Orakzai Agency.
The announcements were made in sermons from mosques in Khangarpur, Ghundako, Kundi Mushti and Qaum Aakhel areas of Orakzai Agency, the Daily Times reported.
The local Taliban advised the residents of the tribal region to contact local Taliban centres in Ghalju and Kundi Mushti to seek solutions to their disputes, adding all disputes would be decided in accordance with sharia.
The political authorities of Orakzai Agency have not made any statements on the issue so far.
The sources close to the paper informed that the sharia law had also been imposed in Ghalju, Ghundki, Nawakali Khangarpura, Amir Zai Kalay, Sultan Masay, Moorcha Ghari and Sahibzadagano Kalay areas.
The drive for implementation of Sharia surged last year in Federally Administered Tribal Area and several areas of NWFP. (ANI)

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