Sharia courts in other areas of province soon, says NWFP information minister

March 16th, 2009 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI  


Mingora (Pakistan), Mar.16 (ANI): The North West Frontier Province (NWFP) Government has announced plans to establish sharia courts in other parts of the province.
The provincial Information Minister, Iftikhar Hussain said qazis would be appointed in other areas soon, once their appointments in the Swat region is completed.
Hussain also asked Swat Education Board officials to refund the examination fees of students in the Swat Valley.
The sharia deal between Pakistan Government and Taliban, requires the Taliban to end their bloody campaign after introduction of Islamic sharia courts in the Malakand and Kohistan districts of Swat.
After the deal, there has been a decrease in the militant activities in the region.
Schools and other educational institutions which were closed due to rising extremism in the region have now once again started imparting education.
The administration has also announced repair and rebuilding of school buildings which were destroyed by the militants, The Daily Times reported.
Earlier, on Sunday, the Tehrik-i-Taliban in Pakistans Darra Adamkhel region had declared a unilateral ceasefire.
According to sources, the Taliban announced the truce till March 30 after holding talks with the Army, political administration and the government. (ANI)

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Posted in South Asia |