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'Pakistan's New Organ Transplant Bill Un-Islamic', Council Of Islamic Ideology To Challenge It In Court

'The bill has no worth according to Shariah'.

24/01/2017 11:30 AM IST | Updated 24/01/2017 12:13 PM IST
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ISLAMABAD (PAKISTAN) -- Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) and Wafaq-ul-Madaris have termed the Organ and Tissue Transplant (amendment) Bill 2016 as 'non-Islamic' and decided to challenge it in court.

A member who belongs to both of the forums said that this bill was unconstitutional and according to Shariah did not have any worth, reports the Daily Times.

"In this connection, we will consult with the members of Council of Islamic Ideology and Wafaq-ul-Madaris and after that, we will take it to the court of law," said the member.

He said that Islam does not permit organ transplantation of the kind adopted in the bill.

"If the government wants to prevent the smuggling of human organs, then it would have to take solid and sagacious measures, he added.

Earlier on Monday, the National Assembly's Standing Committee on Health Services unanimously approved the Transplantation of Human Organs Amendment Bill 2016 after a prolonged debate.

CII is a constitutional body in Pakistan, responsible for giving legal advice on Islamic issues to the government and the Parliament.

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