Taliban,TNSM discards Darul Qaza

May 3rd, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI  

Taliban Peshawar: The TNSM and the Taliban’s Swat chapter have discarded the creation of Darul Qaza (Islamic courts) by the North West Frontier Province government.

“We reject this Darul Qaza and further consultation is on to discuss the future line of action,” the TNSM’s spokesperson Izzat Khan said.

Khan said TNSM’s chief Sufi Muhammad was supposed to be consulted before making any final decision, but the government did not seek his views on the structure of the appeal courts.

“Any such decision under the shadow of a military operation is not acceptable to us,” Taliban’s Swat chapter spokesperson Muslim Khan said.

He asked the government to first discontinue the military operation and then appoint Qazis after consulting Sufi Muhammad.

Earlier, the North West Frontier Province government had announced the establishment of Darul Qaza (Islamic courts) in the Malakand region of the province.

Provincial Information Minister Iftikhar Hussain, while announcing the establishment of the regulation, urged the TNSM chief Sufi Muhammad to fulfill his part of the peace deal by asking the Taliban to lay down arms to establish peace in the region.

He said now that the government has fulfilled its promise, the Taliban should also abide by the peace accord, and clarified that the government would not hesitate in taking stern actions against those who challenge its writ. (ANI)

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