Published On: Fri, Oct 27th, 2017
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Legislation is domain of parliament: SC

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Islamabad: Supreme Court (SC) while disposing of petition pertaining to amendment in Muslim family laws observed, “legislation is domain of parliament”.

Court further observed that there should be appropriate legislation for every sect regarding dowry, inheritance and Divorce.

SC two member bench, presided over by Justice Ijaz Afzal Khan on Thursday took up for hearing a petition filed by Syed Iftikhar Hussain Naqvi .

During the course of hearing, Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan remarked, “How can SC direct legislature for enacting laws as apex court job is only to interpret the law.

Justice Ijaz Afzal Khan remarked, “Muslim family laws don’t apply to all sects while Federal Shariah court had given a judgment on section 4 when it was challenged.

Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan remarked, if a judgment could be given on section 4 then why section 7 could not be challenged.

Justice Ijaz Afzal remarked, under section 20 Shia sect law will be applicable to them. .

Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan observed, “In litigations judgments are given keeping in view Shia sect laws. Constitution gives protection to the rights of every sect.


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