SC rejects Abdul Aziz’s petition to impose Sharia law in the country



Supreme Court registrar has rejected the legal petition filed by Lal Masjid’s cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz for the imposition of Sharia law across the country.

The Registrar termed the petition ‘non-hearable’.

“We will be filing a petition again after addressing the objections,” a spokesman for Lal Masjid said.

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 the SC to “direct federal and provincial governments to take steps as required under the Constitution in order to enable the Muslims to live their lives 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 the ages of five and 16 years”.

A request was also included in the petition to direct President Mamnoon Hussain and the governors to present a report before the National Assembly and the provincial assemblies on the observance and implementation of the principles of policy.