Govt ignoring CII’s suggestions, says outgoing chairman

ISLAMABAD: Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) Chairman Maulana Mohammad Khan Sheerani, whilst chairing the ultimate assembly of his present tenure on Tuesday, criticised the top minister for ignoring the suggestions of the council.

The assembly mentioned a letter written to the PM Secretariat expressing considerations that the council used to be now not given due recognize via the highest management of the rustic.

The letter stated it were a practice that the president or the top minister attended both the primary consultation after the restructuring of the CII or the final assembly previous to the retirement of the chairman.

“We had asked President Mamnoon Hussain to chair any consultation of the continued three-day assembly however there is not any answer to this point,” stated Maulana Sheerani, who is about to retire on December 17 after finishing his three-year time period.

Maulana Sheerani’s ‘swan track’ used to be joined via the lone feminine member of the council, Dr Samia Raheel Qazi. She stated the CII used to be a constitutional frame shaped to make all of the regulations within the nation ‘Sharia compliant’.

Maulana Sheerani says CII isn’t being given due weight via nation’s most sensible management

“If the rulers don’t seem to be involved in enforcing Sharia who will shield the ideological barriers of the country,” she stated.

A senior authentic of the CII stated an lively lobbying had began now not best to fill 10 vacant posts but in addition for the slot of the chairman.

“Elevating considerations and writing the letter to the PM could also be part of this transfer through Maulana Sheerani to spotlight his personal case,” the reliable added.

With the retirement of Maulana Sheerani, the council will probably be left with 9 participants – Dr Samia Raheel Qazi, Allama Syed Iftikhar Hussain Naqvi, retired Justice M. Raza Khan, Dr Noor Ahmed Shahtaaz, Ali Mohammad Abu Turab, Mufti Zahid Mehmood Qasmi, Mr Abdullah, a former federal secretary, Maulana Imdadullah and retired Justice Manzoor Hussain Gillani.

These kind of individuals have round one-and-a-half years to retire.

Maulana Sheerani, an MNA of the JUI-F, were a member of the CII in 1994-1997 and used to be elected because the member once more in 2009 and turned into chairman of the council in November 2010 to November 2013.

He used to be re-elected on December 18, 2013.

As in keeping with regulation, the CII will have to have no less than 8 and a most of 20 participants, together with the chairman, representing more than a few faculties of idea, having wisdom of the rules and philosophy of Islam.

There need to be no less than two participants both sitting or retired judges of the Perfect Courtroom or a top courtroom whilst one member needs to be a lady.

The participants are appointed through the top minister for 3 years and are eligible for re-nomination.

The CII mentioned a number of time table pieces at the first day of its assembly. It’s anticipated that the recommendation of Mufti Sahibzada Zahid Mehmood Qasmi for creating a regulation to offer protection to males from torture via their better halves shall be taken up on November 16 or 17.

Revealed in Daybreak November 16th, 2016

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