Peace is an expensive commodity in Pakistan. Last weekend, a 10 day peace agreement was inked between the Pakistani Government & the Taliban forces. This time the price was paid through the imposition of controversial Islamic religious law ‘Shariat’. While the government of Pakistan has declared it as part of a strategy for peace, many analyst believe that the government is struggling with its offensive against Taliban and merely buying time. Politics aside, will the introduction of Shariat spell further despair for the people of Malakhand region in Pakistan.

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Thursday, February 19 2009
Produced By Tom Changarathil
Featured in story Muhammad Abdul Wahid- President of The Islamic Association of Australia Prof. Samina Yasmeen - Director of the Centre for Muslim States & Societies at the University of Western Australia

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