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If Islamic laws are implemented in the country, would Sharia be
applied to try a certain corpulent cleric (the head of a political
party) who is popularly known by the name of a fuel? Or to those who
have looted the country and have Swiss bank accounts and property
abroad? I doubt if our feudals, industrialists or businessmen would
ever be comfortable under such a system. I remember the chill which
greeted Ziaul Haque’s statement when he said that soon he would make
sure that those who stole would have their hands cut, irrespective of
their status in society. It’s another thing that no hands were cut in
the country during his rule, or ever, under the present setup.

SHAKIR LAKHANI
The Friday Times (March 13-19, 2009)

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