Pakistanis in Swat ‘Peace March’
On Wednesday Hundreds of Pakistani peoples in Swat valley have joined a "peace march" led by a Muslim religious leader Maulana Sufi Mohammad. Before meeting Taliban leaders in Pakistan, Mohammed led Taliban supporters through Mingora, the main town in Swat.
Maulana Sufi Mohammad said"I ask you to remain peaceful. We have reached an agreement with the provincial governmetn and Nizam-e-Adl (Islamic system of justice) will soon be enforced here," who is negotiated with Asif Ali Zardari, the Pakistani president for a 10-day truce between Pakistani Taliban fighters and government soldiers in exchange for implementing Sharia, or Islamic law, in the region.
Mohammad, who served six years in prison for leading thousands of men across the border into Afghanistan to fight US-backed foreign forces there, intends to persuade Taliban leaders to lay down their arms for the long term. "People will soon start getting justice and there will be a durable peace." However, news of Monday’s ceasefire agreement between the Pakistani government and pro-Taliban fighters has alarmed NATO, the US and other Western governments. Related Previous Article: Click Here