Islamabad, April 14: Backing radical clerics' call for enforcement of strict Islamic law in the Pakistani capital, founder leader of Lashkar-e-Toiba Hafeez Saeed has said that it should be imposed throughout the country to bring down "internal disorder" and "external adversaries."
The clerics of Lal Masjid have given one month time to the government to impose the Sharia law and have already set up a ten-member Qazi court which, they said, would start functioning if the current talks with the government failed.
In his "sermon" yesterday, Saeed, now heading Jamaat-ud Dawa (JUD), said in Lahore that the government should implement Sharia in the country, instead of planning an operation against Jamia Hafsa, the girls' madrassa controlled by Lal Masjid whose students are indulging in moral policing in Islamabad.
He said although the country faced external threats, the internal challenges faced by it seem to be much more serious.
Implementation of Sharia law would immediately bring down the "internal disorder, as well as, external adversaries," a JuD press release quoted him as saying.
He said there is a huge gap between the perception of the rulers and that of the common people. The rulers of Muslim countries have themselves become the biggest "nuisance" for the Muslims of the world, he added.