MQM rejects sharia-deal with Taliban

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Karachi, Apr. 20 (ANI): Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has rejected the sharia-deal between the Pakistan Government's and the Taliban.

The Daily Times quoted Hussain, as saying that the Taliban's Sharia law was based on violence, and urged people to unite against the menace of Talibansation.

Hussain also condemned a statement by Pak-Taliban chief Sufi Muhammad, that high courts and the Supreme Court are un-Islamic.

Addressing an ulema convention in Karachi by telephone from London, he said the MQM was not against sharia, but against the "sharia of the Taliban".

He claimed the enforcement of the peace-deal was just the beginning of the Talibanisation of the country, adding innocent people were being punished on false accusations.

He said the time had come to choose between the Taliban and Pakistan. (ANI)

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