Taliban leader Sufi Muhammad's confinement extended

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Peshawar, Oct. 23 (ANI): Pak-Taliban leader Maulana Sufi Muhammad's judicial confinement has been extended for a month.

The Daily Times quoted DCO Peshawar Sahibzada Muhammad Anees, as saying that Sufi Muhammad's detention has been extended by 30 days.

The leader of banned Tehreek-e-Nifaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi was arrested from Peshawar in August along with his two sons-Rizwanullah and Ziaullah-for fomenting violence and terror.

According to Mian Iftikhar, the Information minister for the Pakistan's North West Frontier Province (NWFP), Muhammad was arrested for encouraging violence and terrorism.

"Instead of keeping his promises by taking steps for the sake of peace, and speaking out against terrorism, he did not utter a single word against terrorists,' Iftikhar had said.

The minister also said that "the cleric's stance 'encouraged terrorism. It encouraged violence." (ANI)

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