Pakistan Hopes for Swat peace high as Shariah imposition in sight
As the government in Pakistan's troubled North West Frontier Province (NWFP) on Monday signed an agreement with a religious outfit for implementation of Islamic law in the Malakand Division, hopes were high in Pakistan about the restoration of peace in the restive Swat valley, which was once considered heaven for the tourists from home and abroad.
On the other hand, Prime Minister Yusuf Razal Gilani said that the army would pulled out from the scenic Swat valley once the peace is restored.
PESHAWAR: The North West Frontier Province (NWFP) government and Tahrik-e-Nifaz Shariat Muhammadi, after finalization of an accord for the enforcement of Nizam-e-Adal in Malakand, have inked a Nizam-e-Adal accord at the end of the Jirga here.
Following the Jirga, NWFP Chief Minister, Amir Haider Khan Hoti, who was presiding over the Jirga, told the media that the enforcement of Nizam-e-Adal was a historic moment and it would come in force forthwith.
Prime Minister, Yusuf Raza Gilani has said that the army would be pulled out, if peace restored in Swat.
Talking to media here, the prime minister said that the agitation was the right of the lawyers, how could they be stopped.
Yusuf Raza Gilani said that US drone attacks were counterproductive and not in the interest of the country, which he condemns. He said that the US would have to review its policy.
Earlier addressing a conference, the prime minister said that the load shedding crisis was the greatest challenge for the government and there was no need of getting nervous on challenges.
He said that IMF-set targets have been achieved. He further asked for restraining ourselves for the betterment of the economy. PM said that the talks with Iran were underway for 1100MW electricity.