A Levies Force official, Abdul Latif Jogezai, said a case had been registered against the people of the village and most of the residents fled from the village to avoid arrest. — File photo
A Levies Force official, Abdul Latif Jogezai, said a case had been registered against the people of the village and most of the residents fled from the village to avoid arrest. — File photo

QUETTA: A man and a woman were stoned to death in a village in Loralai district on Sunday after a cleric issued a fatwa against them, sources said.

A Levies Force official, Abdul Latif Jogezai, said the incident took place in Manzkai village early in the morning. “The people of the village stoned to death the man and the woman who were not married to each other. Rather, they were married to other people,” he said. He said the two were killed on suspicion of having illicit relations. No funeral prayers were offered for them.

The slain man, Daraz Khan, was buried in Katoti area and the woman in her village.

After hearing about the incident, personnel of the Levies Force reached Manzkai village and arrested the cleric who had issued the fatwa and six of the men who stoned the couple to death, Mr Jogezai said.

He said a case had been registered against the people of the village. Most of the residents fled from the village to avoid arrest, he added.


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wizarat
Feb 17, 2014 07:49am

According the Sharia, The people who were the witnesses to the alleged crime must be punished the same way (stoned to death). If the Cleric only relied on the witnesses and did not questioned the witnesses to his satisfaction must also be punished.

Good Luck - Pakistan

Pervez
Feb 17, 2014 08:06am

They stoned them on 'suspicion' yet what does Islam say about actual physical witnesses required seeing not only the man and woman embarrassing but actually the male member inside the female. Illiterate people led by illiterate religious leaders. I hope the village pays a price for its collective double murder.

Addy
Feb 17, 2014 09:06am

Back to the Stone Age, eh?

Rahamathullah
Feb 17, 2014 09:25am

Cut water, power and gas supply to the village for one year.

Farrukh Naqvi
Feb 17, 2014 09:34am

""He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her." said Jesus. I believe neither the Maulvi nor the six who cast the stones were without sin. What is wrong with us...

SAB
Feb 19, 2014 09:33am

@Addy: Yup, already there.

EQ8Rhomes
Feb 19, 2014 09:56am

@Rahamathullah: Innocent villagers will suffer if your idea is implemented. Have some Raham! The village "big" people will find what they need, but not the innocent.

El Cid
Feb 19, 2014 03:17pm

@Addy: "Back to the Stone Age"

Did not happen then.

However, they did each others females 'catch as catch can', and do wife swaps in the West in the 21st century. Others use guns and bullets in place of stones.

What is your point?

Muhibullah
Feb 19, 2014 05:02pm

@wizarat: please justify your claim about the Shari'ah? Are you claiming that witnesses to zina must be stoned to death as well? Can you provide just one example of the imposition of this punishment in Islamic history or just one jurist who holds this opinion?

mansoor
Feb 19, 2014 05:21pm

Taste of Sharia and things to come. This message is for the silent majority with heads buried in sand.

Last Word
Feb 19, 2014 10:53pm

Pakistan would soon become the destination of tourists the world over to witness the conditions prevailing during stone-age,

Sarwat
Feb 20, 2014 12:00am

This is exactly why suspicion (Shak) is haram in Islam. I hope these fools get equally punishing verdict in the court.

Yakoob
Feb 20, 2014 12:49am

@wizarat:

Absolutely. Hang them all. Please correct me that in 'Islam', the punishment for Zina is 100 lashes. the stoning was for the jews. need a feed back.

sultan
Feb 20, 2014 04:02am

@Addy: you are RIGHT Shame on the administration who let these things happen in my beloved country