Dr Qibla Ayaz appointed IIC chairman

03 Nov, 2017 11:52 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – President Mamnoon Hussain has approved the appointment of Dr Qibla Ayaz as the Islamic Ideology Council chairman.

According to a notification released on Friday, he also approved the appointment of 10 members of the Council of Islamic Ideology for a period of three years.

Sahibzada Sajidur Rehman, Khursheed Nadeem, Hafiz Fazlur Rahim and Allah Bakhsh Kalyar, Maulana Raghib Hussain Naimi, Qari Abdur Rashid, Ghulam Hussain Sialwi, Pir Rooh-ul-Hasnain Moin and Allama Arif Hussain Wahidi were also appointed as members of the body.

The CII is a constitutional body that advises the legislature whether or not a certain law is repugnant to Islam, i.e, to the Qur’an and Sunna.

Former chairman of CCI, Muhammad Khan Sheerani’s tenure had ended in November last year but the government had not appointed a new chairman. Sheerani had served as the CII chairman for a period of six years, from 2010 to 2016.

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