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Pakistani Province Adopts Islamic Law

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    [NOTE: Ridding the Pakistani government of the British codes of law and replacing them with laws reflecting indigenous values is an important step towards
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 4, 2003
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      [NOTE: Ridding the Pakistani government of the British codes of law
      and replacing them with laws reflecting indigenous values is an
      important step towards recovery from the ills of colonialism.]


      Frontier PA adopts Shariat Bill

      By Mohammed Riaz

      PESHAWAR, June 2: The NWFP Assembly has unanimously adopted the North-
      West Frontier Province Shariat Bill, 2003, here on Monday. The Nifaz-
      i-Shariat Council, comprising Ulema of all schools of thought, has
      penned the religious law , which shall come into force at once all
      over the province, including its frontier regions.

      The 15-point Shariat Bill was tabled in the House on May 27 by the
      Mutahidda Majlis-i-Amal government. The parliamentary leaders of all
      political parties, the MMA and two minorities lawmakers endorsed the
      bill that promises imposition of Allah's rule on the earth through
      His pious men.

      The bill, based on the objective resolution and recommendations of
      the Islamic Ideology Council, promised protection of personal laws
      and religious freedom of all minorities in the province.

      Abdul Akbar Khan of the PPP, who had proposed 18 amendments to the
      bill, withdrew all his amendments on a request made by NWFP Chief
      Minister Akram Khan Durrani. The chief minister told him it was a
      comprehensive bill, which didn't need any amendment at this stage.

      Earlier, Anwar Kamal Khan of the PML-N said this bill was an Urdu
      translation of the Shariat Act, 1991. He said that bill was still
      valid, because it was at the floor of Senate soon after its passage
      from the National Assembly. The PML government could not get it
      implemented as the Nawaz government was dismissed by the then
      president.

      Mr Akbar said that under the Constitution only the Federal Shariat
      Court and Islamic Ideology Council were competent to interpret this
      law as all courts could not interpret it. Bashir Bilour said the
      Pakhtuns, being devout Muslims, were staunch supporters of the
      Islamic Shariat.

      "You will not find any Sikh or Hindu, as they are in Punjabi and
      Sindhi ethnic stocks, in Pakhtuns," he said. Felix Innocent, a
      minority MPA, welcomed the introduction of the bill and said
      minorities were satisfied on the passage of it as they had been given
      legal protection under this law.

      Chief Minister Akram Durrani thanked all Opposition groups for their
      historic support to the MMA on the bill and hoped this cooperation
      between the Opposition and the treasury benches would continue in
      future.

      He said that this law had come into force at once all over the
      province. He said he would follow in the foot steps of late Maulana
      Mufti Mahmood, who had first introduced Islamic laws in the NWFP in
      1972.

      http://www.dawn.com/cgi-bin/dina.pl?file=top2.htm&date=20030603

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      Federation to check NWFP moves
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      Staff Reporter
      ISLAMABAD, June 2: The federal government would give more
      administrative powers to the NWFP governor to check Talibanization
      of the Frontier province, official sources told Dawn.

      The sources said the federal government, as a first step, would
      provide the governor officers of his choice who would be appointed
      at important posts.The governor would also keep a close contact
      with the MPAs of the PML-Q and the PPP-Sherpao.....

      http://www.dawn.com/cgi-bin/dina.pl?file=top3.htm&date=20030603

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