ISLAMABAD - The parliamentarians who have reservations over Nizam-e-Adl Regulation 2009 irrespective of their political affiliation find themselves in Catch-22 situation as, according to them, it is very tough to speak against the move openly during the debate in National Assembly due to religious as well as security factors. The governments decision to place the draft before the Parliament for an open debate has, on the one hand, given an opportunity to the pro-Swat peace accord MPs for defending the Nizam-e-Adl Regulation 2009, while it has landed many others, who have reservations over the issue, into a difficult situation on the other, as they have decided to keep mum on the matter during the debate in the presence of powerful media. The parliamentarians, falling under the second category, in their private sittings assail the NWFP government for striking a truce deal with the Taliban and feel no reluctance in dubbing it as a weakness of the democratic dispensation before the armed outfits. They are not interested to speak against the accord in the forthcoming debate in the National Assembly. They say that the threat of the armed militants is so grave that even a number of their colleagues from the tribal territories visit their constituencies rarely due to security reasons. Even FATA and ANP lawmakers adopt a discreet approach while speaking against Taliban publicly and by criticising Nizam-e-Adl Regulation 2009 in the Lower House in the presence of swift news reporting networks one cannot put his life at stake, said a PPP lawmaker commenting on the issue on the condition of anonymity. Sheikh Waqas Akram, PML-Q parliamentarian, noted that most of the lawmakers on security and religious reasons would stay mute in the debate. I am not very hopeful with the upcoming debate on Nizam-e-Adl Regulation 2009 in the Parliament, he said adding that the President had passed the buck to the Parliament. If the government thinks that the said Nizam-e-Adl is not against the Constitution, and also not incompatible to Islam, it should honour its deal with TNSM, he said. Sheikh Waqas Akram further said that TNSM should also honour its commitments of Swat peace accord without any delay. The parliamentarians from ANP, PML-N, PML-Q, PPP-Sherpao, FATA and JUI-F would likely endorse Nizam-e-Adl Regulation 2009 with more or less same the structure of the draft as their political parties have backed the NWFP provincial governments move to do a peace deal with Taliban by imposing Sharia in Malakand Division. Muzafer-ul-Mulk, an ANP MNA from Swat, while commenting on the issue said that according to his opinion the draft would easily be passed through the Parliament in minimum span of time. He admitted that some parties or parliamentarians would oppose the move 'but there is no other way to resolve the crisis. He said that all ANP lawmakers would defend Nizam-e-Adl Regulation 2009 in the Parliament with full preparation. Haji Roz-ud-Din, a JUI-F MNA, said that it was good decision of the President to place the Nizam-e-Adl Regulation draft before the Parliament for an open debate. He hoped that Nizam-e-Adal Regulation would be easily passed by the National Assembly with little or no resistance. He said that all the parliamentarians must speak on the issue as it was their constitutional right 'and if they have reservations regarding it they should also exhibit them in the Lower House. MQM is likely to criticise the move or would support it with a lot of recommendations as MQM has grown very sceptical towards Taliban and its leaders privately argue that the imposition of Nizam-e-Adl Regulation was a weakness of the government before the armed outfits while a mixed reaction is expected from PPP and its liberal lawmakers.