Sharia Alert. "Pakistani minister draws wrath for embracing man," from Deutsche Presse-Agentur:
ISLAMABAD - Fundamentalists forming a self-declared Islamic court in the Pakistani capital have decreed that the government should dismiss a woman minister for ‘obscenely posing’ with her French paragliding trainer in Paris.
The Fatwa, or religious ruling, by the court set up in Islamabad’s Red Mosque followed last week’s publication of a photograph in some national dailies that showed Tourism Minister Nilofar Bakhtiar embracing her veteran instructor as she landed after a jump.
Seeking ‘punishment’ for Bakhtiar, the hard-line clerics claimed that the minister’s acts violated the injunctions of Islam and went against the societal values of segregation of the sexes.