Ulema declare Zarb-e-Azb operation as Jihad

Islamabad: Over 100 Ulema from various schools of thought have declared operation Zarb-e-Azb against terrorists in North Waziristan Agency as Jihad. The edict was issued after a meeting of religious scholars organised by Sunni Ulema Board in Islamabad. The decree referred Verse No thirty three of Surah-i-Almaidah, which says: “Crushing of the attempts to disrupt peaceful atmosphere in a Muslim state is Jihad.” The decree said that the nation is bound to support the ongoing operation in North Waziristan.

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