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Pakistan Supreme Court Refuses Plea Seeking Imposition of Sharia Law in Country

Country: 
Pakistan
News Date: 
05/03/2018
Sharia Watch
Summary: 

The petitioner maintained that Sharia provides solution for all ills confronted by Pakistan and asked the court to order the respondents to amend the Constitution to implement Islamic laws.

015 under Article 184(3) of the Constitution through his counsel Tariq Asad.

The Registrar office of the Supreme Court had turned down the plea in February 2016 by declaring it as non-maintainable. The cleric had challenged the rejection.

An official of the court said that Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar heard the appeal in his chamber against the decision of Registrar.

"The chief justice sustained the objections by the Registrar office and rejected the appeal," the official said.