Sharia Alert: “Tribal Taleban bar ultrasound tests of female patient by male,” from the Khaleej Times, with thanks to Sr. Soph:
ISLAMABAD “” Taliban in tribal areas have warned male doctors against carrying out ultrasound tests on female patients.
In a pamphlet from the “˜North Waziristan Mujahideen”, they demanded that female doctors be appointed to carry out the procedure.
“We will award punishment in accordance with Islamic laws if any male doctor is found to be carrying out ultrasound tests on female patients,” read the pamphlet pasted on the main streets of Miranshah, according to media reports.
Meanwhile, militant leader Haji Umar has in a statement said that stability in the tribal areas is linked to the withdrawal of the Pakistan Army….
“In our peace deal with the government, the withdrawal of the army was a key point,” he said. He warned Nato forces against protecting “˜American interests” in Afghanistan and vowed that the jihad would continue “until the occupiers are forced out”.