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 justificaÂtion to continue being a part of parliament, said Jamiat UlemaÂe-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 “ZinaÂbil-Raza” no crime in absence of four witnesses.
“Under the new law, a
Court would charge the comÂplainant 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) durÂing Senate elections had found that a few more JUI-F members had also violated the party disÂcipline. 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 subÂmitted 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 respondÂing 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 involveÂment in corruption.
Source: Daily Times