Text Version
RSS Feeds
Home Forum Photos Features Newsletter Archive Employment
About US Help Site Map
SEARCH   About US FAQ Site Map Site News
  -Text Version
  -RSS Feeds
  -News Archive
  -Give us feedback
  -Voices of Readers
  -Online community
  -China Biz info
  What's new
Islamic courts start to function in Pakistan's Swat valley
+ -
08:10, March 13, 2009

Click the "PLAY" button and listen. Do you like the online audio service here?
Good, I like it
Just so so
I don't like it
No interest
 Related News
 Pakistani FM to visit Prague for Pakistan-EU meeting
 TV: Pakistani lawyers prevented from leaving Karachi to protest in Islambad
 Pakistani soldier, civilian killed in suicide blast in tribal region
 Pakistan's new senate chairman elected
 India hopes Pakistan solve its internal problems by itself
 Comment  Tell A Friend
 Print Format  Save Article
Islamic courts started to function in northwestern Pakistan's restive Swat valley on Thursday.

Qazis, or judges, started presiding over courts in four places in Swat valley to pacify the armed Taliban fighters, who fought fierce battle against the security forces over the past 18 months, the News Network International (NNI) news agency reported.

The Islamic courts were set up under an agreement signed last month by a cleric and the provincial government of North West Frontier Province, a senior official said.

Sufi Muhammad, the founding chief of the banned outfit Tehrik Nifaz-e-Shariat Muhammadi (TNSM), struck a deal with NWFP to set up Islamic courts and enforce Shariat.

The areas where Islamic courts functioned included Matta, Khwazakhela, Kabal and Barikot, according to the NNI.


  Your Message:   Most Commented:
British boy becomes father at 13
Looted Chinese relics sold for 14 million euros each
Full Text of Human Rights Record of United States in 2008
China hits back with report on U.S. human rights record
Spanish Tibetologist: "What I see and hear in Tibet differs from Dalai Lama's propaganda"

|About Peopledaily.com.cn | Advertise on site | Contact us | Site map | Job offer|
Copyright by People's Daily Online, All Rights Reserved