Council of Islamic Ideology meeting called to discuss Faizabad protest

An emergency meeting of the newly-reconstituted Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) has been called on November 29 to discuss the protest sit-in at Islamabad’s Faizabad Interchange, the CII announced on Friday.

In the meeting, religious clerics and legal experts will be called to participate in a discussion on the matter of the amendment made to the Khatm-i-Nabuwwat oath in the Elections Act 2017, among other issues, a CII spokesperson said.

CII President Dr Qibla Ayaz will be presiding over the meeting, he said; adding that the meeting will “thoroughly” review the issue of the amendment of the oath.

Dr Ayaz has said that the parliament has already resolved the issue in an appropriate manner.