Lal Masjid’s Maulana Abdul Aziz Move Petition in Supreme Court for Sharia Law
Before the Supreme Court Of Pakistan Islamabad (Original Jurisdiction) Constitution Petition No /2015
Maulana Abdul Azeez Khateeb Lal Masjid, Islamabad Petitioner
1. Federation through Secretary Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, G/5 Islamabad.
2. Chairman Islamic Council, Islamabad
3. President of Pakistan, President House, Islamabad
4. Governor, Government of Punjab, Lahore
5. Governor, Government of Balochistan, Quetta
6. Governor, Government of Sindh, Karachi
7. Governor, Government of KPK, Peshwar …Respondent
8. Speaker, National Assembly, Islamabad
CONSTITUTIONAL PETITION UNDER ARTICLE 184 (3) OF THE CONSTITUTION OF ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN, 1973
Respectfully submitted: That the following questions of constitutional law of public importance arise for the determination of this Hon. Court in this petition:
I. Whether the right to life and liberty and right of dignity of man being an inviolable right of citizens guaranteed by Articles 9 and 14 of the Constitution respectfully, are not needed to be interpreted in its perspective of establishing Pakistan as an Islamic State in view of Article 2, 2-A, 5, 62, 63, Principles of Policy, and Islamic provisions contained in Articles 29 to 40, and 227 to 231 of the Constitution?
II. Whether the observation of Hon. Supreme Court (PLD 2012 Et 292) should not be complied that the words ii) to direct the Federal and Provincial Governments to comply Article 2-A, i.e. to exercise the authority of the people within the limits prescribed by Allah Almighty;
iii)to direct the Federal and Provincial governments to take steps as required under the constitution to enable the lives of Muslims in accordance with the teachings and requirements of Islam as set out in the Holy Quran and Sunnah;
iv) to direct the President and the Governors to lay down before the National Assembly and the Provincial Assemblies respectively, a report on the observance and implementation of the Principles of Policy, and to make provision in the rules of procedure of the National Assembly or, as the case may be, the Provincial Assembly, for discussion on such report;
v) To direct the Islamic Council to make recommendations to Parliament and the Provincial Assemblies as to the ways and means of enabling and encouraging the Muslims of Pakistan to order their lives individually and collectively in all respects in accordance with the principles and concepts of Islam as enunciated in the Holy Quran and Sunnah and direct the legislatures to give consideration in a proper manner.
vi) To direct the state/respondents to take proper steps under clause 1 of Article 31 to enable the Muslims of Pakistan, individually and collectively, to order their lives in accordance with the fundamental principles and basic concepts of Islam and to provide facilities whereby they may be enabled to understand the meaning of life according to the Holy Quran and Sunnah.
vii) To direct the state under clause 2 (a) & (b) of Article 31, to endeavour, as respect s the Muslims of Pakistan, to make the teaching of the Holy Quran and Islamiat compulsory, to encourage and facilitate the learning of Arabic language and to secure correct and exact printing and publishing of the Holy Quran and to promote unity and the observance of the Islamic moral standards.
viii) Direct the state under Article 25-A to provide free and compulsory education to all children of the age of five to sixteen years in such manner as determined by law.
ix) direct the respondents to obey article 5 and the oath taken by them: “That I will strive to preserve the Islamic Ideology which is the basis for the creation of Pakistan.”
x) Any other relief this Hon. court deems just may also be granted.
Drawn by M Tariq Asad
Filed By Aurangzeb Mir Advocate Supreme Court Advocate on Record
Certified that this is the first petition on this subject and no petition has been filed earlier on this subject by the Petitioner.
Pictures gallery and maps of Lal Mosque Islamabad
Copy of Petition submitted in Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday, December 10, 2015