SHARED BY ZAFAR KHIZER
One out of every three murderers walks free after striking a deal because of Qisas and Diyat laws in Pakistan.No person has ever been convicted of the murder under qisas, according to the article below. Here is one story published by Economist in 2006.
“Your correspondent recently paid a visit there to a politician, Anwar Kamal Marwat, a florid gentleman of military bearing and parliamentary leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz in the NWFP assembly. By chance, Mr Kamal had that evening returned from a distant jirga, or tribal council, involving several hundred elders from Pakistan and Afghanistan, representing several dozen Pushtun tribes and their constituent clans. The jirga had been convened to settle a blood-money claim against the Marwat tribe, which Mr Kamal leads, incurred in April 2004.