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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2525

Qazi courts start working with full authority in Swat

By Farzana Shah-Asian Tribune Correspondent in Pakistan

Swat, 15 April, (Asiantribune.com): The Qazi (Islamic courts have started working on Tuesday with full authority after approval of Nizam-e- Adl regulation for Malakand division.

Majority of decisions were limited to reconciliation accords. However, after approval of Nizam-e-Adl regulation, now Qazi courts have full authority to hear all kinds of trials and of decisions according to Sharia.

Earlier on Monday Pakistani parliament passed a resolution in support of Nizam-e-Adl Regulation 2009 for Malakand Division of northwestern Pakistani province.

The parliament urged the president to endorse the deal for implementation of Islamic law in Swat under peace deal singed between the militants and the government in February.

Parliamentary affairs minister Babar Awan submitted the resolution to the lower house seeking approval for President Asif Ali Zardari to ratify Sharia Nizam Adl Regulation 2009, in accordance with legislative practice.

On the other hand Advisor to Prime Minister on Interior, Rehman Malik has said that since the demand for the enforcement of Sharia in Swat has been fulfilled, there was no reason left for raising arms and now the armed groups need to throw away their weapons.

He further said that measures were being taken in accordance with the aspirations of the people and hoped that now not only in Swat, but in other places also peace would be established.

- Asian Tribune -

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