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Since deal named Nizam-e-Adal Regulation between Sufi Muhammad reached aiming at ending Taliban violence in a northwestern region. Other than MQM no one opposed directly this agreement; however an opposition has been witnessed soon after Sufi Muhammad has addressed a gathering of over 30,000 people in Swat, (don’t buy that all were his followers). He declared that only Shariah legal system was Islamic and existing Sessions, High Courts and Supreme Court were un-Islamic. And Talibans challenged democratic rule and started taking over new areas including Buneer district.

He said:

High Courts and Supreme Court were ‘Ghair Sharia’ institutions and going for appeal in ‘Ghair Sharia’ institutions was ‘Haram’. And if some disagrees he is Kafir(infidel)

What an amazing statement coming from a man who is acting a de-facto ruler of MalaKand division. Since this Nizam-e-adal Regulation was signed and statement came from Sufi Muhammad had perturbed everyone to high levels. Despite the criticism from Western governments President Asif Ali Zardari last week approved enforcement of Islamic sharia law in the Swat valley and adjoining areas after getting it approved from Parliament. West fears that nuclear armed state will fall into hands of Islamic extremists who can use this nuclear capability against them. Today Israel has after long time gave a statement about threats from Pakistan to its existence.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told the House Foreign Affairs Committee Wednesday that Nuclear-armed Pakistan is becoming a “mortal threat” to the world. She said:

“(We) cannot underscore the seriousness of the existential threat posed to the state of Pakistan by the continuing advances now within hours of Islamabad that are being made by a loosely confederated group of terrorists and others who are seeking the overthrow of the Pakistani state,”
“I don’t hear that kind of outrage or concern coming from enough people that would reverberate back within the highest echelons of the civilian and military leadership of Pakistan,”

Meanwhile Jamiat Ulema-I-Islam (F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman warning has created a threatening environment that Margalla hills would be the only buffer between Islamabad and Taliban if the later reached Tarbela dam. Expressing his views at the National Assembly session today (Wednesday), Fazlur Rehman said that terrorism would swallow up the entire country if war against terror policy continued. He said after Buner militants are moving closer to Tarbela Dam from Hazara. However Pakistani Ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani in an interview with US TV has ruled out the possibility of any immediate threats from Taliban to takeover Islamabad overnight. Husain was of the view the Taliban were isolated in mountainous regions and were not as close to Islamabad as is being portrayed.

Maulana Fazlur Rehman questioned that “What kind of a message was given to the world by singing deal with a banned militant outfit,”. An impression is coming that Pakistani Government itself providing West an chance to bomb Pakistan like it did in Afghanistan.

Critics said the approval of sharia law in the valley, 125 km (80 miles) northwest of Islamabad, was parallel to comforting the militants. Yesterday Pakistan Muslim League (N) Quaid Nawaz Sharif has expressed concern n an interview with American newspaper about this peace deal with Islamist militants; that have been challenged in Supreme Court. He said that Militants are now threatening to take other areas into their control. Adding that any deal with militants should include commitments that “democracy will not be allowed to deteriorate and the writ of the government will be honored.

Commenting on the statement of Sufi Muhammad regarding un-islamic nature of Present Judical system and high-jacking of democratic situation; Jamat-e-Islami Amir Syed Munawar Hassan has asked Sufi Muhammad the chief of banned Tehrik-e-Nifaz-e-Shariat Muhammadi, to avoid issuing his decrees. He advised Sufi Muhammad to contact with Ulema and not to issue decrees by himself.

Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani refused to comment on Tehreek-e-Nifaz-e-Shariat’s leader’s termfor country’s superior courts as “un-Islamic”, He said that “Sufi Muhammad’s views are of an individual”. I wonder if it is Sufi Muhammad’s democratic right to say and he can have his individual opinion; that’s what he denied that present system was not Islamic and democracy is against Islam thus whole of the Pakistan is Kafir. Prime Minister or others who are thinking to give these Talibans time for restoration of peace; are either faint or feint. Had they been the people to bring peace; they would not have disrupted it.

I heard many of the critics saying including Zaid Hamid a defense analyst that this agreement is in favour of government and; they should be given time to restore peace in region as to this Adl system was the demand of the indigenous Swatis. He uttered that if our enemies want to bring this Adl Nizam to an end; we must pull socks to protect it. I wonder if he is Faint or Feint? In his statement only thing worth mentioning is; he was of the point that it is important to segregate Nizam-e-Adl from the Sharia Nizam.

Swatis want peace only; they are the most innocent people but suffering because of Government’s loose policies. Many eye brows were raised as if it was right to give your own people in hands of Talibans who seldom respect the sanctity of human rights; and are responsible for disruption of peace in every part of Pakistan. Need is to sit together and devise a National strategy to curb such elements.

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Rubab Saleemhttp://www.rubabsaleem.com
Rubab Saleem is Editor of Pakistan Times
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  1. ab swat mai dubara gunship ne parwazai start ki hy. maulana fazalullah ne taliban ko order dya hy k wo disarmed ho jaye aur naky khatam kary. distt buner mai army ko ponchaya ja raha hy. hamara mutalba peaceful life guzarna hy, hum na to extrimist hy na democrates hy. we r peaceful people and wannw peaceful life.

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