CII unanimous on amending Hudood Ord
ISLAMABAD, July 04 2006: The Council of Islamic Ideology’s decision to review the Hudood laws and recommend amendments to it was unanimous, though five of its 11 members oppose the total repeal of the ordinance. The five members – Pir Syed Daman Ali Shah, Syed Muhammad Zakir Hussain Sialvi, Haji Muhammad Hanif Tayyab, Maulana Abdullah Khilji and Mazhar Saeed Kazmi – also opposed the suspension of the Hudood Ordinance while the recommendations for amendments are prepared, sources in the council told Daily Times.
However, the council’s decision to prepare amendments was unanimous and it is currently consulting ulema and lawyers regarding the changes, the sources said. The five members opposed the repeal or suspension of the Hudood Ordinance when it was discussed at the last CII meeting. The other members had called for a repeal of the Hudood Ordinance, but finally agreed to a revision. Â“There is now a complete consensus in the council on amendments to the Hudood Ordinance,Â” the sources said.
Source: Daily Times