Petition to implement Sharia in Pakistan rejected

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ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court has on Friday rejected a petition filed by Lal Masjid cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz calling for the implementation of Sharia in Pakistan.

The same petition had been rejected by Registrar of Supreme Court in February 2016 but the petitioner had pleaded a review of the objections raised by Registrar upon which Chief Justice Saqib Nisar heard the case on the admissibility of the petition in his chamber and he upheld the objections raised by Registrar.

In his petition, Maulana Abdul Aziz had maintained that the implementation of Sharia was the only solution to all the social ills plaguing Pakistan, including the threats to the country’s national security, terrorism, political instability, and to create a social cohesion.

The petitioner had made President, government, governors of all four provinces, Law Secretaries, National Assembly Speaker and Islamic Ideology Council the parties to the petition and prayed that Supreme Court ordered all of them to make the necessary amendments to the constitution for the implementation of the Sharia.