Islamabad, Apr 15 (ANI): Tehrik-i-Nifaz-i-Shariat-i-Muhammadi chief Sufi Mohammad has interpreted the Nizam-i-Adl regulation in an audacious manner, by asserting that the law would protect Pakistan Taliban militants accused of brutal killings and burning scores of schools for girls in the name of Islam from prosecution.
Asked on Tuesday in a television interview whether the new courts would hear complaints from Swat residents about Mullah Fazlullah or his followers, Sufi Mohammad said they could not.
"We intend to bury the past. These things will be left behind and we will go for a new life in peace," the TNSM chief told a private television channel.
Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan spokesman Muslim Khan said the militants would cooperate if the Sharia law is quickly implemented. "The world will see how much peace and prosperity comes to this region," he said.
Sufi Mohammad said his followers would tour all districts of Malakand, including Buner, to "ensure peace." He also said the courts would interpret civil rights according to Islamic strictures.
"Women will have full protection and rights under Sharia. They will live a better life, but behind the veil," the Dawn quoted him, as saying.
Meanwhile, the Swat Taliban have 'banned' display of weapons in bazaars, urban areas and even their Imamdheri centre, saying there is no need of taking up arms if Sharia is enforced in letter and spirit.
The decision was taken on an appeal of Tehrik-i-Nifaz-i-Shariat Muhammadi chief Sufi Mohammad, Taliban spokesman Muslim Khan told journalists.
He said the Taliban had achieved their goal and they were ready to cooperate for quick implementation of the Nizam-i-Adl regulation.
He expressed the hope that the law would soon be implemented in letter and spirit. (ANI)