National Assembly Ratifies Sharia Bill for imposition of Sharia in Swat

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    NA approves Nizam-e-Adl Reguation 2009


    ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly has passed resolution in support of Nizam-e-Adl Regulation 2009 for Malakand Dvision.

    The resolution recommends approving of Nizam-e-Adl Regulation by President Asif Ali Zardari.

    Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani speaking on the occasion said the Parliament was taken into confidence in the above matter and added: “We respect the mandate of the provincial government and congratulate the people.”

    Earlier, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) representatives staged a walk out from the session.

    The Prime Minster at the time of presenting the Regulation before the Parliament said Asfandyar Wali and Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman had been taken into confidence.

    Awami National Party (ANP) had protested on tabling of the Regulation 2009 at the Parliament.

    Federal Minister for Parliamentary Affairs presented Nizam-e-Adl Regulation 2009.

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    What a losers these Pakistani politicians are?. Talibanisation of Pakistan has begun officially.
     
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    Pakistan president signs Islamic law rule for Swat

    Pakistan president signs Islamic law rule for Swat
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    ISLAMABAD (AP) — An aide to Pakistan's president says he has signed a regulation imposing Islamic law in a militant-plagued northwest valley.
    The government is agreeing to an Islamic justice system in the Swat Valley in exchange for peace with the Taliban.


    President Asif Ali Zardari signed off on the rule Monday night after members of the National Assembly urged him to do so in an unanimously backed resolution.

    His spokeswoman Farahnaz Ispahani confirmed the signing.
    The deal has upset human rights activists and worried Western officials who fear Swat will become a militant sanctuary.

    THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE.


    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani lawmakers passed a resolution Monday urging that the president sign a regulation that imposes Islamic rule in a northwestern valley in exchange for peace with the Taliban. Meanwhile, authorities announced the arrest of a fifth suspect in the deadly siege of the Indian city of Mumbai last year.

    Hours after a Taliban spokesman said lawmakers would be considered to have abandoned Islam if they opposed the Islamic law deal, the National Assembly unanimously approved the resolution aimed at President Asif Ali Zardari — though at least one party boycotted.

    The provincial government in northwestern Pakistan agreed in February to impose Islamic law in the Swat Valley and surrounding areas in exchange for a cease-fire with the local Taliban.

    Western and Pakistani critics say the agreement represents a dangerous surrender to extremists behind a campaign of terrorism in the Swat Valley and more broadly across the border region with Afghanistan. Amid the criticism, Zardari has delayed signing the agreement.

    His stance has long been that he won't sign until peace is achieved in the area — but he hasn't defined what that means. The delay led a hardline cleric mediating the agreement to leave Swat in anger last week while also upsetting lawmakers from the region.

    Over the weekend, the federal government said Zardari wanted opinions from members of Parliament first.

    "The whole nation is united in its support of the Swat regulation and wants the president to approve it," Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said at the start of a floor debate on the pact Monday.

    Gilani said he was present at meetings with Zardari and the local government "where the president gave the consent that you should go ahead and you should have (the) deal."

    Even without the president's approval, judges trained in Islamic law have already began hearing cases in Swat, and witnesses say the Taliban are in effective control of much of the region. Supporters say the changes in the legal system will speed up justice there, not lead to harsh punishments or restrict the rights of women.

    Zahid Khan, information secretary for the Awami National Party, which leads the provincial government and has been repeatedly targeted by extremists, warned earlier that it will review its alliance with Zardari's party if the delays continue.

    The Awami National Party notes that an Islamic legal system has long been a local demand in Swat, and says it is the best hope for ending the bloodshed.

    "We are not against taking up the issue in Parliament, but this is not constitutionally needed," Zahid Khan said. "The president has the power to do it on his own, and he must do it to avoid any worsening of situation in Swat."

    In a sign that Zardari was searching for political cover to avoid backing the deal, a top member of his party on Monday accused the Taliban of failing to hold up their end of the bargain.

    Those brokering the deal have given few specifics about conditions placed on the Taliban.

    But Pakistan People's Party information secretary Fauzia Wahab said the Taliban were supposed to cooperate with security forces, denounce suicide attacks, close their training camps and turn over their weapons, among other measures.

    "The agreement was two-way, it was not one-way," she said.
    Muslim Khan, the Taliban spokesman, did not say whether the Taliban would punish legislators opposing the deal other than to say a militant council would discuss the matter. The charge of apostasy, or abandoning Islam, carries the death penalty in some quarters.

    Lawmakers from the Muttahida Quami Movement, a party based in the southern city of Karachi that has a strong anti-Taliban stance, walked out of the session. "We can't accept Islamic law at gunpoint," said Farooq Sattar, a top party leader.

    Under tremendous international pressure, Pakistan has acknowledged that part of the conspiracy behind November's siege of Mumbai was hatched on its soil. The attack left 164 people dead, along with nine of 10 gunmen.
    Pakistani Interior Ministry chief Rehman Malik said late Monday authorities had arrested another suspect, and were still searching for four more of nine alleged perpetrators.

    Shahid Jamil Riaz was arrested in Karachi, Malik said. He stands accused of maintaining financial accounts and helping plan the attack, alleged to have been masterminded by operatives of the banned Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba.

    Malik further pressed India to give more information to aid in Pakistan's investigation. He said two DNA reports that India had handed over on separate suspects were identical, indicating a mix-up.

    Also Monday, visiting Sen. John Kerry met with Zardari, Gilani and other top officials, including Lt. Gen. Ahmed Shujaa Pasha, the head of Pakistan's most powerful spy service, Inter-Services Intelligence.

    Kerry, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is spearheading a bill to triple nonmilitary aid to Pakistan to $1.5 billion a year for 10 years.
    The goal is to help Pakistan improve economic, educational, and other sectors partly to lessen the allure of militancy.

    In a statement after meeting Kerry, Gilani urged the U.S. not to attach conditions to the aid funding.

    During a news conference, the senator largely sidestepped piercing questions about U.S. drone strikes on militant targets in Pakistan's northwest, saying he would convey Pakistani dismay over the escalated missile campaign to his colleagues in Washington.
    Kerry also took a diplomatic stance when asked about U.S. allegations that Pakistan's spy agencies are assisting the Taliban and linked groups in Afghanistan.

    "I think that he and your government are making enormous efforts to guarantee the absolute cooperation and accountability of the intelligence efforts in this country," Kerry said.
    Associated Press writers Nahal Toosi and Asif Shahzad contributed to this report.

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    only education can help pakistan.
     
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    nizam-e-katal would be more appropriate,i hear a lot of "concerns" by pakistanis about Indian muslims these is the time for them to introspect
     
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    DD, I agree with you, Talibanisation of Pakistan already begun , now it has an Official Stamp on it.
     
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    The national assembly has ratified it's own death warrant as it won't be in existence when the Taliban emboldened by victory in Swat will take over the whole of Pakistan and impose Sharia there.
    I just can't believe that there is not a single nationalist out there who loves his country and wants to save his country from disintegration? Why are they hell bent on taking steps that will ultimately destroy their country?
     
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    Sharia is already imposed in Pakistan. Constitution of Pakistan is sharia based. All the laws have been made compatible with Sharia. This was done in seventies.

    Nizam-i-Adal is the system which was enforced in Swat state before 1972. The Qazi based judicial system was speed and more successful. After incorporation of Swat in Pakistan the Indian Penal Code was enforced in swat. It was so cumbersome since swat had no lawyers etc. plus most of the suits took many years to complete. Swats in 1994 rose against the govt. to implement the old nizam-i-adal system. This was agreed by the previous governments but was not implemented. Now its is.

    This thing will actually stop the radicalization of Pakistan. Please note that same system was imposed in Swat during the brit era, was it a talibanzed era????
     
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    Yes Zia did that but is it followed in everysense? Why do you have the supreme court? If all sharia laws were being followed then you would not have boozing presidents, would have had public lashings everywhere all the time.
     
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    No not until some one object in a court about the president and court decides. Do u know the statistics in Swat there used to be one or two murder during a year at the time of Nizam-i-adal . Now in IPC there more than thousand a year.

    After the nizam-i-adal thing in Swat thefts have been reduced to zero :) If that is Sharia and Nizam-i-Adal i want it in Lahore too ;)
     
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    Mate the talk here is ceding your land to terrorists.
     
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    Which is not the case actually.
     
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    nitesh Mob Control Manager Stars and Ambassadors

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    musalmaan what sort thinking is this? Something like because of inventions pollution is increasing so stop the invention. Oh come on think logically
     
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    Taliban will impose its will in Swat, bajaur. your police has run away from these areas fearing the Taliban. The Taliban have killed your policemen with impunity and you are saying that you have not ceded your land to the Taliban? Its symptomic of you guys living in denial.
     
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    This is disappointing. PA needs to battle it out against he Taliban, before they are flanked from all sides.
    The situation can still be controlled, but Pakistani politicians seem to be more inclined towards taking their country back in time by decades.
     
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    Taking the country backwards? Mate we talking of losing the country to terrorists who will pose a serious security issue to the rest of the world and India in particular. Cant imagine them in Islamabad and Rawalpindi holding the nuke button.
     
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    yusuf think deeply what is the difference is coming the taliban is in our dorrs from 1947 albeit with a different name that's it. This is my thought only I am open for correction
     
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    They did take A'stan decades back in time didn't they ? Science and research were thrown in the bin. Basic electronics like the televisions and computers were rolled upon by tanks. Liqour was banned. Women were placed under "house-arrest". All sources of entertainment were destroyed.

    Is this not taking Pakistan back ?
    Yes, their controlling of nukes is one big, fat and serious threat...a nightmare.
    But the real people suffering would be Pakistanis.
     
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    Nizam-i-Adel in swat is not talebanization infact it will stop. Look, all swatis wanted nizam-i-adel and they revolted and joined Taleban. Now since they got what they wanted so they will come back.
     
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    No PA can;t. The main chunk of Pakistani soliders are from these areas. they have refused to fight their own people. Unless u want war between differnt regiments of Pakistan Army, fighting in tribal areas and swat is not possible
     

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