ATP Poll: Will the Swat Deal Work?

Posted on April 15, 2009
Filed Under >Adil Najam, ATP Poll, Law & Justice, Politics
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After an intense, and sometimes tense, debate in Parliament, Asif Ali Zardari’s government has now promulgated the ‘Nizam-e-Adl’ regulation in Swat. The deal is now official. In this ATP Poll, we would like to ask you if you think that this deal will still be standing in 3 month’s time and, whether it would or not, who (government or Taliban) would be stronger?

There are, of course, other questions related to the Nizam i Adl deal. For example, will this spur more demands from other areas for similar regulations? Will this actally bring peace and justice to Malakand? What form of Shariah will actually be implemented? What effect will this deal have on the ruling coalition itself?

These, and other questions may not be part of the Poll – which focusses only on whether the deal will last 3 months and who will emerge stronger out of this at the 3-month mark. However, we hope that readers will discuss these – and any other – larger questions about just what the implications of this Nizam-i-Adl deal will be on Swat and all over Pakistan.

67 responses to “ATP Poll: Will the Swat Deal Work?”

  1. Ch. Ishrat says:

    The best thing that can ome out ofthis deal is that Paksitanis all over the country will finally realize just how dangerous these Taliban are. They have killed more Muslims and Pakistanis than any of our other enemies.

  2. Yaseen says:

    This is not just about Swat. This is about the future and survival of Pakistan. These religious fanatics have to be rooted out before they destroy Jinnah’s Pakistan.

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