Maulana Aziz Approaches SC For Sharia law Imposition In Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Maulana Abdul Aziz, the controversial cleric of Islamabad’s Lal Masjid, has urged the Supreme Court of Pakistan to impose Sharia law all over the country.The former prayer leader of Lal Masjid approached the apex court through his Lawyer Tariq Asad by submitting a constitutional petition under Article 184 (3) of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan.Aziz has asked the apex court to direct the federal and provincial governments for the implementation of Sharia law across the country “as required under the Constitution in order to enable the lives of Muslims in accordance with the teachings of the Holy Quran.”Requesting the SC, the petition also asks for directing “the state under Article 25-A to provide free and compulsory education to all children between ages of five to 16 years.”

Defying the state’s writ, Aziz shunned a warning issued by the district administration last month against his recently launched campaign for implementation of ‘Sharia Law’ across the country.In a 25-minute video statement released few days back, the infamous cleric had expressed his resolve to go ahead with his plans. He said that the country was founded in the name of Islam but the Sharia law is yet to be implemented.He challenged the state by offering himself to an open trial if there’s any case pending against him. “I offer myself for an open trial but the proceedings should be in line with Islamic Sharia.”


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