Riadh, S. Arabia.
Express News, Lahore, Pakistan 30/04/2014
According to a Pakistani Urdu newspaper The Grand Mufti of S. Arabia Abdul Aziz al-Shaikh issued a fatwa (religious edict) that driving through the traffic red light is a capital sin and is prohibited by religious law. The Grand Mufti said in his fatwa to violate traffic laws in this manner falls under the category of major sins. He cited a verse of the Glorious Quran that if a person kills one man, it is as though he has killed the entire humanity, if he save one soul it is as though he save the humanity. It is to be noted that in this country highest number of people are killed in traffic accidents. According to a recent published report 17 persons die on the roads due to traffic accidents every day.