Qazi Courts Set Up in Mohmand Agency


The following news has appeared today in the daily DAWN newspaper of Karachi.

GHALANAI, July 14: Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan has set up Qazi courts in four places in the Mohmand tribal region.

Taliban spokesman Dr Assad told Dawn on Monday that the Qazi courts had been set up to settle disputes in accordance with Sharia. He said that Mohammad Ziad had been appointed chief Qazi. Other Qazis would be named later. He said the courts had been established in Pandialai, Khwezai, Lakaro and Dawezai.

Taliban have established similar courts in the adjacent Bajaur agency.

This would be interesting to see how the federal and provincial governments as well as opposition parties react to this news.