Top court rejects Lal Masjid cleric’s plea

The SC assistant registrar (civil) has returned Maulana Aziz’s constitutional petition by raising three objections

Hasnaat Mailk February 19, 2016
A file photo of Lal Masjid cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz. PHOTO: ONLINE


The apex court has refused to entertain Lal Masjid’s cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz’s petition for the enforcement of Shariah in the country.

On December 10, 2015 Maulana Aziz filed a constitutional petition in the Supreme Court under Article 184 (3) of the Constitution, wherein he pleaded with the court to direct the federal and provincial governments to comply with Article 2-A to exercise the authority of the people within the limits prescribed by Allah Almighty.

I am ready to appear before court: Maulana Abdul Aziz

The petitioner also contended that the only solution to eliminate the evils and challenges in the realms of national security, societal cohesion, national economy, facing war of terrorism and political instable condition of Pakistan is to enforce Shariah law in the country.

Now the SC assistant registrar (civil) has returned Maulana Aziz’s constitutional petition by raising three objections.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 19th, 2016.

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Lakhkar Khan | 5 years ago | Reply Lock him up and through away the key. Take him and his Taliban sympathizer friend Imran Niazi too.
Dong | 5 years ago | Reply @Nadeem, Pakistan is already ruled by Islamic law. No one stops any citizen from following Islamic Law or forces anyone to do anything unislamic. When people like Mulla Burqa talk about "Sharia Law" what they mean is the "Wahabi/Salafi Law" according to which Shariah is about forcing Women to wear burqas, enslaving women, forcing people to keep beards (he said it on TV) and forcing people to pray in mosques. His effort is purely sectarian based and is basically to stop Barelvi & Shia "influence" in the country because apparently they are taking over.
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