Taliban's forcible closing of girls' school against Islam teachings: Ahsan Iqbal

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Islamabad, Jan.17 (ANI):The Taliban's 'fatwa' asking for closure of all girls' school in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) and Swat valley of Pakistan has worried the politicians with many of them terming the forcible closure of schools as conspiracy against Islam.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Information Secretary Ahsan Iqbal, has said that the forcible closing of the schools was against the teachings of Islam.

"That is not what Islam teaches us. Islam was the religion that gave women their rights and stressed the need for education for every Muslim, irrespective of gender. Those who are against female education in fact are working against the teachings of Islam," The Daily Times quoted, Iqbal as saying.

PML-N leader Ayaz Amir demanded the formation of a committee to review the problems faced by the armed forces against the Taliban in Swat and Fata region.

Another PML-Q leader,Ameer Muqam said that the situation was very grim in Swat district.

"Innocent people are being killed in Swat almost every day but nobody is there to protect them," he said. (ANI)

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