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Council of Islamic Ideology

CII mulls punishment for ‘triple talaq’

ISLAMABAD: The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) is considering penalising men’s common practice of pronouncing ‘talaq’ three times in one go to divorce their wives. The CCI decided to formulate a divorce deed — ‘talaq nama’— which will be forwarded to clerics for their consent. Speaking to journalists about the proposed plan, CII chairman Dr Qibla Ayaz said: “First of all, we need to finalise the matter in the council and then we will discuss the matter at a larger forum by calling a conference of Ulema to develop…

CII head says willing to review blasphemy law

ISLAMABAD: The head of Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) Muhammad Khan Sherani said on Thursday he is willing to review Pakistan's harsh blasphemy laws that critics say are regularly misused and have led to the deaths of hundreds, to decide if they are Islamic. Sherani advises the government on the compatibility of laws with Islam, told Reuters he was willing to reopen the debate and see whether sentences as harsh as the death penalty were fair. "The government of Pakistan should officially, at the government level, refer…