CII seeks enhanced punishment for misuse of fatwas
ISLAMABAD: Council of Islamic Ideology(cii)chairmandrqiblaayaz has said that the organisation would recommend enhanced punishment for those who issue decrees (fatwas) of death for heresy.
He said the CII was planning to invoke parliamentary help in this regard as individuals and groups are not empowered to issue fatwa on heresy.
Dr Ayaz said after a CII meeting that legislation process for interest-free system was being completed. He said that presence of minister in the CII meeting relects the government’s seriousness in implementing its recommendations. He said that giving the status of consultative body to CII would also put an end to religious chaos and unrest.
Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Noorul Haq Qadri said there would be no room for interestbased economic system while following the role model of the state of Madinah.
He told reporters after attending the CII meeting that the government would gradually move towards interestfree system.
“To start with, we will encourage and promote interest-free banking system in Pakistan where we are trying to follow the role model of state of Madinah,” he said.
The minister said the government would also require recommendations from the CII to fulill its commitment to root out interest from the economic system of the country. He said the present government would take full beneit from expertise of the CII and save it from becoming a non-active institution. “We will give weight to CII recommendations.”
He said the CII was a constitutional body and, therefore, Prime Minister Imran Khan would also meet its chairman and members.
Noorul Haq Qadri