Govt May Suggest Blasphemy Laws To CII For Consideration: Sherani

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Govt May Suggest Blasphemy Laws To CII For Consideration: Sherani

ISLAMABAD: Chairman of the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) Maulana Muhammad Khan Sherani on the day of Thursday stated that he was willing to consider the blasphemy laws that critics claims are regularly misused leading to the death of hundreds.

In an interview with Reuters at his office, the Maulana stated that he was desiring to reopen the debate and see whether sentences as harsh as death penalty were fair.“The Government of Pakistan should logically recommend the law on committing blasphemy to the CII. There is a lot of difference of views among the clergy on this problem,” Sherani claimed.

Sherani, a Member of Parliament representing Pakistan’s greatest Islamist party, the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, for certain embodies Pakistan’s struggle to balance modern, democratic ideals with pleasing conservative religious bodies demanding the enforcement of strict Islamic law.

 

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