Its Haram to fight against Pakistan Army: Sufi Muhammad

Its Haram to fight against Pakistan Army: Sufi Muhammad

ISLAMABAD - Leader of the banned Tehreek Nifaz-e-Shariat Mohammadi (TNSM) Sufi Mohammad said on Friday that it is prohibited (haram) in Islam to fight against the Pakistan Army.

While giving an interview to a private news channel, he said the Tehreek-e-Taliban posses all signs of being apostates and the only punishment that TTP chief Mullah Fazlullah deserves is the death penalty.

The leader of the proscribed organisation also said the country would have been divided if it was not for the Army and the soldiers are like Mujahideen (holy warriors).

Sufi Mohammad, elaborating on the activities of the TTP further, said it is strictly prohibited in the religion to kill woman and children, and those responsible for the APS massacre are worse than infidels.

He also regretted the attack on Malala and said she was a child and should not have been attacked, adding that he is not against educating children.

The TSNM chief also added that he had raised awareness in writing regarding permission for children's education.

Earlier, the Peshawar High Court accepted the bail plea of Sufi Mohammad issuing his release orders

Sufi Mohammad—who is the father-in-law of Mullah Fazlullah, the fugitive head of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was charged over his incendiary speeches against the government. An FIR against the banned outfit leader was filed on July 30, 2009, following which he was arrested on March 4, 2010.

The TNSM leader belongs to Maidan in Lower Dir district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He was arrested in October 2001 as he crossed the border into Pakistan with a group of armed men, accused of sending hundreds to fight against the US-led forces in Afghanistan. But he was released in 2008 under a peace agreement with tribal elders in Malakand Divison which settled those charges.