Blasphemy law can be reviewed, not amended: CII

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Islamabad, Feb.2 (ANI): Pakistan Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) Chairman Maulana Mohammad Khan Sheerani has said that a ‘review’ of the blasphemy law does not mean that it could be changed or amended.

Sheerani told the Dawn that it is the CII’s responsibility to review and assess all laws formulated in the country and if the government forwads any amendment in the blasphemy law, then the Council will certainly look into it.

The CII is mandated to review all laws in the country and suggest amendments to bring them in accordance with the teachings of the Holy Quran.

Sheerani , however, said that reviewing a law did not mean that the CII would amend it to suit the wishes of a certain segment of society.

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The CII has, in the past, turned down almost all proposals suggesting any changes to the blasphemy laws.(ANI)

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