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Flogging video fake, part of conspiracy: JUI

April 07, 2009

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SUKKUR, April 6 The Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam on Monday called the video of girl's flogging in Swat fake and part of a larger conspiracy against Islam and Pakistan.

The party leaders said at a meeting here that the so-called supporters of women's rights who were now raising hue and cry over lashing of a girl in Swat were tight-lipped over inhuman treatment of Dr Aafia Siddiqui in the US jail.

They slammed the political leaders and NGOs for unnecessarily politicising the issue and believed that American agents were behind this conspiracy, which was aimed at creating a ruse for intervention in Pakistan.

They demanded that the government should take action against such political leaders and NGOs.

Meanwhile, scores of activists of the Sindh Taraqqi Pasand Party led by Zahid Mirani and Aajiz Gabole brought out a procession and held a demonstration at Clock Tower roundabout in Mirpur Mathelo in protest against Swat incident.

The protestors started their march from Bhittai Chowk and reached the roundabout where they held the demonstration.

They demanded that the government should award deterrent punishment to people responsible for the incident.

KILLED A man was killed allegedly by rivals over an old enmity in Mauj Ali Sawand village in the limits of Risaldar police station near Kandhkot on Monday.

Reports reaching here said that Bahar Sawand was working in his field when some armed men shot him dead and fled.

Police shifted the body to Civil Hospital Kandhkot for autopsy but did not register the case.

Police claimed that the murder was an offshoot of the old running dispute between Sawand and Sabzoi clansmen.

FIR LODGED Police registered a case against five people on Monday on charges of being involved in the killing of Sachal Shaikh in Golimar in the limits of Site police station on Sunday.

Sachal Shaikh, a labourer, was going on a bicycle to the factory where he worked when some armed men ambushed him and fled.

Sachal's son Mohammad Bux Shaikh lodged the case at Site police station against Inayat, Shahnawaz, Shahmore, Mumtaz and Ali Nawaz but police did not make any arrest. He told the police that his father was killed over a matrimonial dispute.