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NWFP Govt. announces establishment of Darul Qaza in province.

Byline: ANI

Peshawar,May 3 (ANI) : The North West Frontier Province government has announced the establishment of Darul Qaza (Islamic courts) in the Malakand region of the province.

"The government announces the establishment of Darul Qaza in Malakand Division," provincial Information Minister Iftikhar Hussain said.

Hussain, while announcing the establishment of the regulation, urges 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.

"Now that the government has fulfilled the part of its promise by practically implementing Nizm-e-Adl, Sufi Muhammad should also abide by his pledge of asking the militants to lay down arms and announce those as traitors who refuse to disarm and indulge in violence," The Nation quoted Hussain, as saying.

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.

"Any one who continued to challenge the writ of the state would be liable to action and the government would use all means to ensure its writ and security of the lives and property of the law-abiding citizens," Hussain added.

The decisions given by the courts on tehsil level could be challenged in the Darul Qaza, which is the final authority in decision-making, he informed. (ANI)

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Date:May 3, 2009
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