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02 March, 2015 / 11 Jamadi-ul-Awwal, 1436

ACCORDING to a news report (March 14), a Pakistan Army soldier was stoned to death in Parachinar on the order of a tribal ‘court’ in the Kurram Agency for having an affair with a local woman.

How come our army was a silent spectator to this barbaric and gruesome murder of its soldier and did not bother to save his life?

How can you publicly stone to death a man for having an affair with a woman? This is un-Islamic. Having an affair with a woman is not a crime. It seems as if we are living in the stone age.

We should abolish all these tribal jirgas and establish the Pakistan Penal Code over there. These barbaric punishments are against human dignity.

Will the ISPR explain why our army did not do anything to save his life and arrest the perpetrators of this heinous crime?


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Comments (14) Closed

Mar 27, 2013 01:35pm
Well said.
Md Imran
Mar 27, 2013 02:13pm
You dont know the abc of Shariah, so let it go. The army should not interfere in religious or tribal matters.
Does not matter
Mar 27, 2013 02:53pm
This pretty much shows what authority does Pakistan government and army hold in their tribal areas. Had this soldier been killed by Indian army, they would have had cried foul with all their might but now when the soldier has been killed by local tribal over a petty matter of an affair with a local woman and that too in a most cruel way by stoning, the army has nothing to say or do about it. What a shame.
Mar 27, 2013 03:57pm
How can we fight this war if the military is not able to even save its own ? Stoning and beheadings are tolerated somehow and nothing is done to bring these terrorirsts to justice. And no tv anchor even had the adudacity to talk about it in their program.
Mar 27, 2013 04:20pm
"How can you publicly stone to death a man for having an affair with a woman? This is un-Islamic. Having an affair with a woman is not a crime. It seems as if we are living in the stone age." I don't know which Islam you follow but unfortunately this is the true face of Islam and what is widely believed and supported in the Islamic republic.
Mar 27, 2013 05:37pm
Shame on our professional(?) army for not defending one of its own. What purpose do these inhumane acts achieve? People seem to argue that they are a deterrence to adultery. Do they make lives of married couples happier?
Imtiaz Bhutto
Mar 27, 2013 07:20pm
Pakistan army against the Taliban is as helpless as the American army against aliens in an 80's Hollywood movie.
Mar 27, 2013 11:02pm
Post your address and Taliban will send the answer in postal. :)
Mar 28, 2013 12:00am
No body gonna listen you, we are still living in dark, i never heard of these punishment in Islam, where you have affair with adult person you get stone to death. My question is what is our futher ? Usman from Toronto
Mar 28, 2013 12:12am
Islamic Republic Of Pakistan, Zindabad.
Mar 28, 2013 12:13am
Are you not living Pakistan>
Mar 28, 2013 03:34am
I agree why the army was silent?
Mar 28, 2013 04:58am
They are silent may be because right now is not the time to give fuel to the fire.
Husain Jan
Mar 28, 2013 05:21am
Unbelievable. No explanation, no condemnation, no subsequent necessary action(s) heard from our Army officials. What does it mean ?