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08-14-2012, 11:34 PM
Q. Discuss the detail the provisions of the constitution (1973) relating to the council of Islamic ideology (1999-A)
Q. Explain the composition and functions of Islamic ideology council. (2004) (2006/A)
1. Introduction:
The constitution of 1973 is regarded as an Islamic constitution because Islam is the state's religion of the country and according to the constitution steps shall be taken to enable the Muslim to order their life in accordance with Islam.
2. Relevant Provisions:
Article 227-231.
3. Composition of the council of Islamic Ideology:
Islamic council has its Chairman and 8 to 20 members. of council.
(i) So far practicable various schools of thought are represented in the council.
(ii) Not less than two members are persons each of whom is, or has been a judge of the supreme court or the high court.
(iii) Not less than four of members are persons each of whom has been engaged, for a period not less than fifteen years in Islamic research or institutions and
(iv) At least one member is a woman.
4. Appointment of members:
Members of the council of Islamic ideology are appointed by the president of Islamic republic of Pakistan on the advice of prime minister.
5. Qualifications for members:
Members should have the following qualifications:
(i) Have Knowledge of the principles and philosophy of Islam.
(ii) Have knowledge of Islamic law and Fiqa.
(iii) Have knowledge of political problems of Pakistan.
(iv) Have knowledge of economic problems of Pakistan.
(v) Have knowledge of the legal and administrative problems of Pakistan.
6. Functions of council of Islamic ideology:
Functions of council of Islamic ideology are as under:
(a) Advisory Functions:
Council of Islamic ideology shall give advice to the president, parliament, or provincial assembly about the bills whether they are in accordance with or in consistent to the Islamic Principles.
Case law PLD 2001, SC, 8
It was held that no law repugnant to the holy Quran and sunnah can be enacted and all existing laws to have to be brought in conformity with the injunctions of Islam.
(b) Research Functions:
Council of Islamic ideology makes research on different aspects of laws enforced in Pakistan.
(c) Reporting function:
Council of Islamic ideology prepares its reports on the recommendation and presents to the parliament.
(e) Explanatory function:
If there is any ambiguity the provisions of the constitution of Islamic republic of Pakistan on subject of religion, the council can explain it.
7. Modes of Proceeding:
(i) On the reference made by
(a) Parliament 9both houses)
(b) President
(c) Provincial assemblies.
(d) Governor
(ii) Suo motu
8. Scope:
The council of Islamic ideology has been assigned a special advisory role. its primary duty is to be bring all existing laws in conformity with the injuctions of Islam as laid down in Holy Quran and Sunnah.
9. Rules of Procedure:
The proceedings of Islamic council shall be regulated by the rules of procedure to be make by the council with the approval of the president.
10. Conclusion:
I conclude I can say that; Islamic ideology council consists of a chairman and other members who are appoint by the president for the term of 3 years. the main functions of Islamic ideology council shall be make recommendation to parliament as to ways and means of enabling the Muslims of Pakistan to order their lives in accordance with principles of Islam.