Chief Minister Ameer Haidar Khan Hoti has said that his
government will spare no efforts for the enforcement of Nizam-e Adl Regulation,
establishment of government’s writ, rehabilitation of the affectees and
distribution of payments and reconstruction in Swat. "Swat, Hangu and Dera
Ismael Khan are injured parts of my body and to take care of it is my top most
Nations are tested and face challenges but alive nations face
these challenges generously and appear triumphant. Nizam-e-Adl is the just
demand and right of the people of Malakand and for its fulfillment government
has taken practical and sincere steps. All the political forces, Ulemas and
civil society must assist the government in making these efforts successful. He
expressed these views during a forum with BBC Urdu service. On the occasion
representatives of people from all section of district Swat, students and senior
journalists were also present.
The chief minister reject the perception that the peace accord took place of
someone pressure and clarified that Nizam-e Adl Regulation 2009 will be enforced
in Malakand Division and peaceful districts of Chitral and Kohistan. Purpose of
the accord is to provide system of speedy justice to the people available to
them during the reign of Walai Swat. After the affiliation of the state with
Pakistan, space occurred people were not able to comply with the slow system for
providing of justice to them. Later twice efforts were taken for the enforcement
of Adl Regulation but due to no practical steps dismay and consternation
produced among the people. He said that some people raise arms for this purpose.
The chief minister said that after the enforcement of Nizam-e Adl Regulation
they have left with no justification of raising arms. After this those people
who have raised arms, will left that are stick to an agenda for destabilization
of the region.
“Their agenda is consternation and lawlessness and not peace. The government and
the society must collectively fight such handful elements. Every one has the
right of criticism for the sake of betterment but there is no justification for
criticism for the sake of criticism. Successful implementation of Nizam-e Adl
Regulation is the government and civil society’s responsibility.” he asserted.
He said that the President of Pakistan will sign the Adl Regulation by the grace
of God in a few days and will be implemented soon.
The chief minister said: “Judicial officers will be appointed by the provincial
government and will be provided training for this purpose. Soon a workshop of
judicial officers will be conducted in Swat in which prominent religious
scholars will be invited.”
The chief minister on a question of practical implementation of the accord said
that the provincial government is sincere and committed for the restoration of
peace, establishment of government’s writ and practical implementation of Nizam-e
He lauded the bravery and courage of the people of Swat who haven’t left
patience in such long challenging circumstances.
He clarified that the government has made resolution with peace loving religious
scholar Maulana Sufi Muhammad and the people of Swat and will follow it.
To a question on situations in Bajaur and FATA Ameer Haidar Khan Hoti said that
FATA is beyond his domain however being a Pakhtoon he will play his role
positively in these regions as well. He said that peace and stability in
Afghanistan, FATA and in the province are inter-linked.
“Peace is not a problem of a single part but is a collective problem of the
whole region and every need to play its role positively for its solution.” he
On the attack on the shrine of great Pashto poet Rahman Baba the other day the
chief minister said that attacking the shrine of rector of love, peace and
brotherhood Sufi poet is a highly condemnable act.
The chief minister on the occasion also answered queries of the attendees.
The chief minister expressed the hope that journey of the people of Malakand
Division particularly of Swat has started from darkness towards brightness and
Inshallah every passing day will be more lighted and bright.