Honour killing law against Holy Quran: Siraj

Latest Update: October 7, 2016 | 207 Views

LAHORE: Chief of Jamaat-e-Islami Sirajul Haq on Friday denounced the bill passed on Thursday in the National Assembly over killings in the country for so-called honour.

Senator Haq branded the law against the Holy Quran and Sunnah and said that any law that was against the teachings of Islam was synonymous to terrorism.

JI chief alleged that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Pakistan People’s Party “did legislation against the Islamic teachings” by taking advantage of their majority in the assembly.

Constitutional authority of Council for Islamic Ideology was also challenged by the law, Haq claimed.

He further said that the law did not resonate with the word of Allah Almighty by not providing the sides an opportunity to reconcile. The political party would not tolerate any law that was not in accordance with the teachings of Islam, he said.

Earlier on Thursday, the National Assembly passed a bill that plugged the loophole in cases regarding killings for so-called honour.

Criminals who murdered their women relatives to reclaim ‘honour’ of their families after they had taken a step in life, objectional to them, used to be pardoned off by the survivors of the victim.

The law was unable to nab such criminals however, after the newly passed bill, no such murderer can escape conviction.


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