Sharia-deal with Taliban has full backing of Zardari, Gilani: Fazl

February 19th, 2009 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI  


Lahore, Feb. 19 (ANI): Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl chief Fazlur Rehman has said the sharia-deal between the NWFP government and the TNSM in Malakand division enjoyed the complete backing of President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani. Fazl said the pact had been approved after a meeting of representatives of the NWFP government with President Zardari and Prime Minister Gilani, the Daily Times reports. Earlier, the North West Frontier Province Government had signed a pact with Tehreek-e-Nifaz-e-Shariat Muhammadi leader Maulana Sufi Muhammad on the implementation of sharia in the Swat Valleys Malakand division. According to the agreement, the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader Fazlullah would announce a ceasefire in the Swat region, and sharia courts would be set up in the region. NWFP chief minister Amir Ahmed Hoti had said the new law would bring peace and stability in the region. (ANI)

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