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Role of Council of Islamic Ideology in Islamization During Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Era

Sajid Hussain, Aftab Hussain Gillani and Muhammad Wasim Abbas
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Sajid Hussain: PhD Scholar, Department of Pakistan Studies, The Islamia University Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan.
Aftab Hussain Gillani: Professor, Department of Pakistan Studies, The Islamia University Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan.
Muhammad Wasim Abbas: PhD Scholar, Department of Pakistan Studies, The Islamia University Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan.

Global Political Review, 2020, vol. 5, issue 1, 241-250

Abstract: According to the Constitution of Pakistan 1973, the Council of Islamic Ideology is a permanent constitutional body. Its duties are not only to advise the Parliament whether or not the laws are repugnant to Islam in the light of Quran and Sunnah and but also to recommend measures to be promulgated as legislations to promote Islamic way of life in the country. This paper discusses in detail the efforts of the Council of Islamic Ideology in Islamization of Pakistan in Bhutto’s era. This study is historical research and data has been collected through primary and secondary sources. Many important laws have been enacted, and departments have been established on the recommendation of the Council of Islamic Ideology. This article will not only highlight the establishment, importance of the Council of Islamic Ideology but also its achievements during the era of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.

Keywords: Advisory; Council of Islamic Ideology; Islam; Laws; Parliament; Quran; Sunnah. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: R00 Z0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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