Taliban lists 43 wanted leaders, ministers for punishment under sharia

January 26th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI  

Peshawar, Jan.26 (ANI): Minutes after Pakistani political leaders appealed the Taliban to lay down their violent methods in Swat valley and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) to solve their differences through dialogue, the Taliban has announced a list of 43 people including former and incumbent ministers who they have declared wanted and liable to punishment under the Taliban law (sharia).
The announcement was made by Mullah Fazlullah, the Talibani cleric, on his FM radio channel, The Daily Times reports.
These 43 people on the list are Talibans enemies, and would be arrested or killed by our men. If arrested, they would be produced before the Taliban courts, which will punish them in line with the sharia, Fazlullahs voiced screeched over the Talibani radio frequency.
The self-styled cleric also announced amnesty for some political leaders and influential people who have stopped opposing Taliban in the valley, locals who had heard the announcement said.
The blatant announcement comes only two days after a provincial minister from the Awami National Party (ANP) and two members of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) Assembly visited the Swat valley to express solidarity and support for the people of the region against the rising extremism. (ANI)

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