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SC takes notice of threat to Kalash, Ismailis

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court on Thursday took suo motu notice of Taliban’s threat to indigenous Kalash people and Ismailis in scenic Chitral Valley in Pakistan's north, ARY News reported.

In a video on the TTP website, the Taliban had warned the Kalash, to convert to Islam or face consequences.

Chief Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani issued notices to Attorney General Pakistan and Advocate General Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The apex court said the hearing of the suo motu notice would be held along with the Peshawar church attack case.

The Chief Justice remarked that the threat was against Articles 9, 20 and 36 of the Constitution. He said that Islam preaches tolerance and peace.

The Chief Justice demanded written assurances from federal and KP government. 

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