Pakistan Is Officially Insane

April 20, 2009 at 12:30 am (Islamism, Pakistan)

I’m not a swearing man, but with many people who have been following Pakistan, all I can say is: “WTF???!!!”

The Pakistani Parliament approved a recommendation to the president of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari, to approve what is known as the Shariah Nizam-i-Adl Regulation 2009, which allows the Taliban government of Malakand, an area of the North-West Frontein Province (which is by the border of Afghanistan), to impose Shariah law. Pakistan’s civil law and civil courts will have no import: the Taliban may impose Shariah law.

One of the first things the Taliban government did? Ban education for women.

So, what lesson did we learn? That is militants harrass the police and military and people enough, the government will cave like a house of cards. The only politician with a spine has been Altaf Hussain of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), whom I usually dislike.

Pakistan is…I dunno. I’m dumbfounded by this act. More commentary in the following days.

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1 Comment

  1. Gibby Haynes said,

    Yeah, it looks like Pakistan is about to go pear-shaped alright. Very worrying really. Even more so for you I imagine Musli (you must have relations there still, right?)

    Nobody in their right mind would willingly vote for what the Taliban et al have to offer. That tells me everybody is scared out of their wits of them.

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