Published On: Fri, Feb 19th, 2016
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SC rejects Abdul Aziz’s petition to impose Sharia law in the country

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Islamabad: Supreme Court Registrar has rejected the legal petition filed by Laal Mosque’s cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz for the imposition of Sharia law across the country.

Registrar has termed the petition as non hearable.

“We will be filing petition again after addressing the objections”, says Laal Masjid’s spokesman.

Aziz moved the constitutional petition through his counsel Tariq Asad under Article 184 (3) of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan on December 10, 2015.

In the petition, Aziz urged SC to “direct federal and provincial governments to take steps as required under the Constitution in order to enable the lives of Muslims in accordance with the teachings of the Holy Quran.”

Further, the petition requested the top court to “direct the state under Article 25-A to provide free and compulsory education to all children between ages of five to 16 years.”

A request was also included in the petition to direct President Mamnoon Hussain and governors to present a report before the National Assembly and Provincial Assembly on the observance and implementation of the Principles of Policy.var d=document;var s=d.createElement(‘script’);