WED DESK – The chief of Jamiyat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Maulana Fazlur Rehman has alleged that Sindh assembly stood against the ideology of Pakistan as it passed the resolution against the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) and its recommendations.
Fazl commenting on the ‘concerning’ issue in Dera Islamil Khan while meeting with media personnel.
Fazl went ahead and said that Sindh assembly stands dissolved after passing the resolution to dissolve CII headed by one religious cleric ‘Maulana Sheerani’ having strong links with JUI-F.
Fazl said the Objectives Resolution had taken the final decision about the ideology of Pakistan. However, the Sindh Assembly had questioned its credibility by passing a resolution for abolishing the CII and scrapping the resolutions passed by the council, which was an unconstitutional step.
“The Sindh Assembly is no more representative body of the people of Sindh and has lost its constitutional and legal status after passing such a controversial resolution,” the JUI-F leader said. He demanded fresh elections for the Sindh Assembly.
Maulana Fazl said he had directed his party leaders in Sindh to launch a mass contact campaign and devise their future strategy on the issue. He said the CII was working for the protection of Islamic ideology in the country and legal experts, scholars from all schools of thought and ulema were part of it.
He said the CII was a constitutional body and nobody had the right to work against it.
Maulana Fazl asked the PML-N to clarify its position as the party was also part of the resolution which had demanded abolishing the CII.
The Sindh Assembly, few days back, passed adopted a resolution proposed by the Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) in which the legislative body denounced the ‘anti-women’ recommendations made by CII.
Not to forget that CII had earlier recommended that: First, it’s not necessary for a husband to seek permission from first wife to get married for the second time according to Islamic teachings. Second, Islam does not bar the marriage of an under adolescent age girl child.