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Pak cleric arrested for threatening to kill Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai

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Press Trust of India

A cleric in northwest Pakistan has been arrested beneath the robust anti-terrorism act for threatening to kill Malala Yousafzai in a suicide assault and instigating folks towards the Nobel Laureate for her latest feedback on marriage, police stated.Mufti Sardar Ali Haqqani, a cleric, was arrested in Lakki Marwat district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Wednesday, Dawn newspaper reported on Thursday, quoting Lakki Marwat District Police Office.MALALA ON MARRIAGEIn an interview to Vogue journal in its newest version, 23-year-old Malala, an Oxford graduate and a Pakistani activist for women training who miraculously survived a bullet to the pinnacle from the militant Taliban in October 2012, revealed that she shouldn’t be certain if she is going to ever marry.“I still don’t understand why people have to get married. If you want to have a person in your life, why do you have to sign marriage papers, why can’t it just be a partnership?” she advised the journal.CLERIC ARRESTEDThe cleric belongs to the Nowshera space of the province however was visiting Pizo in Lakki Marwat when nabbed by the police. He had apparently escaped from there to keep away from arrest.Haqqani was charged for beneath part of 16 Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) act and part 7 of Anti-Terrorism Act.Station House Officer Wasim Sajjad Khan is the complainant within the case, the report stated.Sajjad advised the media that Lakki Marwat police went into motion after it was tipped in regards to the presence of the cleric within the district.”I WILL ATTEMPT A SUICIDE ATTACK”According to the FIR, a video went viral on social media exhibiting Mufti Sardar instigating folks at a gathering in Wahid Ghari space of Peshawar to take the legislation into their very own arms and assault Malala. He was armed when the incident came about, the report stated.”When Malala comes to Pakistan, I will be the first to attempt a suicide attack on her,” in accordance with the FIR registered at Pizo police station in Lakki Marwat.The video of the speech inciting violence went viral on social media with many individuals urging the federal government to take motion towards him.The grievance additional stated that the cleric’s speech had threatened peace and incited lawlessness, in accordance with the information report.STORM IN CONSERVATIVE PAKISTANMalala’s remarks brought about a storm within the conservative Pakistan and her house in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province the place girls are seldom seen in public with no Muslim veil or a male guardian.Recently, her views on marriage additionally echoed within the provincial meeting with Opposition Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) lawmaker Sahibzada Sanaullah demanding the federal government to probe whether or not she actually made these remarks on marriage remarks as life partnership was not allowed in any faith and if she favoured it, then the stand was condemnable.ALSO READ: Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai shares her dream, needs for India-Pakistan friendshipThe PPP and Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal, an alliance of religious-political events, additionally urged her household to make clear their place on the problem, the report stated.In February, a Pakistani Taliban militant, who had allegedly shot Yousafzai, had threatened her, saying that subsequent time, “there would be no mistake.”Haqqani made headlines final yr when he mocked Covid-19 customary working procedures (SoPs) in one other video which resulted in his arrest by Nowshera police. He was launched later.ALSO READ: Pakistan Parliament adopts Bill to present proper of enchantment to Kulbhushan Jadhav