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Action ordered against torture of candidate

April 13, 2013

PESHAWAR, April 12: Taking notice of torture on ANP woman candidate in Swabi Najma Hanif by her opponents, KP Caretaker Minister for Information Musarrat Qadeem has directed the relevant officials to take action against those involved in this unfortunate incident.

She also directed the district administration to ensure that no such incident occurred in future. In a statement here on Friday she termed the incident as political violence. She called upon all the political forces to show tolerance in politics and keep the democratic principals supreme while competing each other.

The minister maintained that women enjoyed high esteem in an Islamic society, saying such acts were against the ethics of Islam, Pakhtun traditions and culture.

Meanwhile, the minister also condemned the bomb attack on the ANP NA-4 Peshawar candidate Arbab Mohammad Ayub Jan and asked the administration to take effective measures for safety of the contesting candidates. —Bureau Report