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UPDATE ~ Pakistan asks Supreme Court to rule on Islamic morals law

[JURIST] The Pakistan government Friday asked the Supreme Court of Pakistan [official website] to rule on a controversial Islamic law [JURIST report] passed Thursday by the conservative Islamist legislature of the country's North West Frontier Province [Wikipedia backgrounder]. President General Pervez Musharraf [Wikipedia profile] is seeking the Court’s ruling on the constitutionality of the new law which bears a resemblance to Afghan regulatons under the former Taliban regime that allow the government to monitor individuals' compliance with Islamic principles. The Court is planning to consider the changes, which create a department for “the promotion of virtue and prevention of evil” to be headed by an Islamic cleric, on July 26. DPA has more.

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