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MMA should resign if Hudood Laws not protected

By Akhtar Amin

PESHAWAR, September 10 2006:if Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) fails to protect the Hudood Ordinance then it will have no justifica­tion to continue being a part of parliament, said Jamiat Ulema­e-Islam-Fazal (JUI-F) NWFP General Secretary Maulana Shuiaul Mulk on Saturday.

“People have elected us to protect Hudood-e-Allah. How can the, MMA allow passing a law repugnant to the Holy Quran and Sunnah,” he said while talking to reporters in Peshawar’ He alleged that the proposed Women’s Protection Bill was an effort to “license adultery” as it declared “Zina­bil-Raza” no crime in absence of four witnesses.
“Under the new law, a

Court would charge the com­plainant in a rape case under “Qazaf” if he failed to prove his case. Therefore, no one would dare to register a rape case,” he said.
He said that the party’s inquiry committee constituted for investigating floor crossing by government members of the NWFP Assembly (MPAS) dur­ing Senate elections had found that a few more JUI-F members had also violated the party dis­cipline. He said that after the proper procedure, more JUI-F MPAs involved in the issue could be suspended from the party. However, he did not mention the names of the MPAs who were being suspected of voting for the Pakistan Muslim League candidate for the Senate seat from the NWFP. The party

Had earlier expelled four of its members and submitted their resignations from the NWFP Assembly seats. However, the Peshawar High Court restored their memberships after they claimed that they had not sub­mitted their resignations from the assembly.
“Prior to the investigation, the inquiry committee had got the resignations from all menihers elected on JUI-F tickets, therefore those found guil@ of corruption faced disciplinary action,” he said, while respond­ing to a question about the four expelled 3Ul- F members. Lie said that the inquiry committee had been investigating the issue and had now collected “valid” proof against the foir expelled MPAs showing their involve­ment in corruption.
Source: Daily Times
Date:9/10/2006