Condemning the 2012 terrorist attack on Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousufzai, Sufi said, she was a child and should not have been attacked, and added that he is not against the education of children. The TNSM chief also added that he had raise awareness in writing relating permission for children’s education.
Islamabad: The leader of banned Tehreek Nifaz-e-Shariat Mohammadi (TNSM), Maulana Sufi Mohammad said on Friday, Islam prohibits prosecuting the war against the Pakistan Army or killing any person who recites the Kalima.
The ailing 93-year-old who was recently released from an eight-year-long imprisonment said in an interview to a private news channel, the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have all signs of being heretic (Khawariji) and that the only penalty TTP chief Mullah Fazlullah deserves is death.
The country would have been separated into parts if it was not for the Pakistan Army, whose soldiers are like Mujahideen (holy warriors).
Earlier this month, Peshawar High Court granted Sufi Mohammad’s bail, after his lawyer made a plea as Sufi had served a long time in prison despite his old age and worsening health condition.
Sufi Mohammad, while condemning the activities of TTP said, that it is rigorously prohibited in Islam to kill women and children, and the culprits for the massacre of children at the Army Public School in Peshawar were worse than agnostic.
Mohammad, who belongs to Bagh Maidan in a district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is facing trial in at least two cases registered in Swat district including one in 2009 and another in 1995.
He has been accused of committing sedition, prosecuting war against Pakistan, and several other crimes, and has previously termed the government, the Constitution of Pakistan, and the judicial system un-Islamic.
TNSM chief was charged under Sections 120-B (hatching criminal conspiracy), 121-A (waging war against Pakistan), 124-A (sedition), 148 and 149 (rioting) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Pakistan Penal Code, in the initial case.
Swat’s Kabal Police in June 1995, registered another case against him when Maulana Sufi Muhammad and his allies attempted to impose ‘Shariah’ in Malakand division with force. He was charged under Sections 121 and 121-A (war against Pakistan), 324 (attempted murder), 341 (wrongful restraint), and 353 (obstructing public servant) of the IPC.
Earlier he was arrested on November 20, 2001, in Khurram Agency, when he was returning back from Afghanistan where he went along with thousands of his allies to prosecute the war with US forces.