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The people of Bajaur Agency, Tribal Areas Pakistan, expressed concern over the activities of Taliban and terrorists demanding of the government to be strict against the terrorists. The tribesmen said that if the government of Pakistan cannot control the activities of Taliban and terrorists, they should leave the areas. They said that the solution to the problem was the evolving of a system of good governace in the tribal areas.

The officials posted by the Pakistani government are busy looting and plundering, instead of providing some relief to the people. The most pathetic part of the story is the United States had been providing huge funds to the government of Pakistan, but they never monitored the development in the tribal areas.

The Pakistani Mullah (clerics) have been misguiding the innocent children of the tribal areas. Control of tribal areas is a must for bringing lasting peace in Afghanistan. The government of Pakistan should stop the move of handing over these areas to terrorists and Taliban.

The Mullah of Pakistan are hypocrites, as there was a time when they were declaring suicide bombings according to Islamic teaching. But now, after pressure from Democrats on Pakistan, these Mullah have changed their stance.  Due to the positive policies of the Democrats, the situation appears to be heading towards betterment.

According to a newspaper report, a convention of some 2,000 scholars, teachers and administrators representing over 1000 madrassas across the country, declared suicide attacks the un-Islamic, and opposed enforcement of Sharia by force.

Organized by JUI-F, the convention also declared illegal and un-Islamic threats to hairdressers against shaving off beards, attacks on video shops in the name of Islam, and curbing obscenity.

The meeting of scholars adopted a joint declaration containing six resolutions. In one of the resolutions, the scholars and ulema disapproved acts of subversion carried out recently in many parts of the country by some extremists.

They also opposed issuing letters containing threats to video shops, barbers and administrations of schools for girls.

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The declaration said that some invisible forces had committed suicide attacks against the administration of an Islamic country causing harm to innocent Muslims.

“Such violent acts are not only against the law of the land, these acts of subversion are also against Sharia. This cannot be supported,” the declaration said.

NWFP Chief Minister Akram Khan Durrani, provincial ministers and heads of seminaries from the NWFP, Fata, Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore and other parts of the country attended the convention.

The declaration said: “JUI-F believes in political, constitutional and democratic struggle to implement Shariat across the country. But the party workers and students of seminaries should stay away from all the conspiracies being hatched in the name of Islam.

“Heads of all seminaries are requested not to indulge themselves in such conspiracies and focus only on learning activities. Religious institutions should only be used for educational activities.”
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One of the resolutions said that the country had been built in the name of Islam and it was the government’s responsibility to take action to eliminate indecency and immorality in order not to provide opportunity to non-state elements to take law into their hands.

The declaration, signed by prominent clerics, including Mualana Fazlur Rehman, said that people were being instigated to rush to Islamabad and participate in Jihad. “Masses are being instigated through provocative statements, pamphlets, telephonic address and slogans to provoke them.

Now these Mullahs have to work hard for changing the mind of fanatics. Some tribesmen suggested that these Mullahs should be held as they might have information about the dreaded terrorists as in the past they have links with them.

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Muhammad Khurshid, a resident of Bajaur Agency, tribal areas situated on Pak-Afghan border is journalist by profession. He contributes articles and news stories to various online and print newspapers. His subject matter is terrorism. He is also (more...)

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