Sharia Law Allowed in Volatile Pakistan Region

by Benjamin Domenech on 6:31 am February 17, 2009

Reporting from Istanbul, Turkey, and Peshawar, Pakistan — In a significant concession to Islamic militants battling the central government, Pakistani authorities Monday agreed to allow the imposition of Sharia, or Islamic law, in a onetime tourist destination just 100 miles northwest of Islamabad, the Pakistani capital.

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