Taliban warn lawyers against appearing in ‘un-Islamic’ courts
The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) warned Shangla district lawyers on Tuesday of serious consequences if they continued to appear in un-Islamic courts (civil and district courts) from today (Wednesday). “Lawyers are warned through this notice not to appear before civil and district courts,” a member of Shangla District Bar Association (SDBA) quoted the letter as saying.
The lawyers have suspended a bar election scheduled for April 30 due to the letter, he said on condition of anonymity. He said the lawyers’ association had informed the district police officer and the Shangla district and sessions judge of the warning.On Tuesday, the Taliban allegedly kidnapped the Puran tehsil naib nazim and four others from Jambal area. Around 70 armed Taliban have also occupied the basic health unit in the area. (Daily Times)