MMA supreme council calls for Sharia enforcement
PESHAWAR: North West Frontier Province (NWFP) Mutahidda Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) supreme council has called the provincial government on Thursday to implement the Shariah immediately. The supreme council underlined the need for national unity and cohesion to pull the country out of the current crisis and welcomed the ongoing government-opposition dialogue on controversial issues.
Briefing newsmen after the council meeting held at Al-Markaz-e-Islami o Thursday, the Council’s Chairman Qazi Abdul Latif said, “The country cannot afford politics of confrontation.” Mr Latif hoped that both the opposition and the government would play a positive role in steering the country out of political and economical crisis. Terming the US aggression on Iraq as terrorism, the MMA leader demanded the US-coalition forces immediately withdraw from Iraq. He asked the United Nations to play its role in rebuilding of war torn Iraq.
When asked if there were any differences among the MMA components over power sharing in the province, Mr Latif said, “Differences are a part of the democratic process, and every party has its own opinion on different issues. The parties might not agree on a particular issue, but it did not mean they wanted to break the alliance.”
About the performance of the MMA government the council’s chairman avoided a straight answer, adding that the council sends timely instructions to the government to improve its performance. —Staff Report