A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court for the imposition of Sharia law throughout the country. Prime Minister Imran Khan, President Arif Alvi, Council of Islamic ideology and several others were cited respondents in the petition, Express News reported.
Several recommendations were made in the application including introduction of lunar calendar and punishment of eighty lashes for alcohol consumers among others.
It was also suggested in the application that the Islamic punishments should be made a part of the Pakistan Penal Code.
The petitioner requested the court in his application to direct all respondents to amend the Constitution in accordance with the Islamic laws.
Last year, the top court had refused to entertain a similar petition filed by the Lal Masjid cleric calling for the imposition of Sharia Law in the country. Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar heard the appeal in his chamber.
The Supreme Court Registrar Office had returned Maulana Abdul Aziz’s plea as non-maintainable in February 2016 while raising several objections.
Through his petition, the cleric contended that the only solution to eliminate all ‘evils’ and challenges in the realms of national security, societal cohesion, national economy, war of terrorism and political instability is to enforce Sharia law.