Media to form code of conduct: Kaira -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Media to form code of conduct: Kaira

By: Irfan Bukhari

ISLAMABAD – Federal Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira Tuesday said that Nizam-e-Adl Regulation (NAR) had been promulgated in Malakand Division with the backing of millions of Pakistanis and hoped that the system would deliver cheap and speedy justice to the dwellers of the region.

“We will not let Swat fall in the hands of Mullahs and it is also not justified to target the said regulation as its similar system is already working in Azad Jammu & Kashmir”, he further said while talking to media after presiding over a meeting of Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation.

He said that no law repugnant to Islam could be formulated in the country as it was against the principles laid down in the Constitution and told the media that District and Sessions Judges would perform the duties of Qazi under NAR.
Responding to a query, he said that after the passage of NAR resolution by the National Assembly, the government had fulfilled its commitment to promulgate the Sharia Law. Hoping that the promulgation of NAR would help establishing peace in Swat, the Minister said that it was now for the people of Swat to guarantee peace in the area as the government had done its part under the accord.
Source: The Nation
Date:4/15/2009