Islamists defend morals law before Pakistan Supreme Court

[JURIST] Government officials from Pakistan's North-West Frontier Province [official website] defended their controversial morals law [JURIST report] before the Supreme Court of Pakistan [official website] on Wednesday. Earlier this week, the government argued that the law was unconsitutionally vague and would be abused [JURIST report], with some observers comparing it to the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. Islamists in charge of the province today argued that the bill does not violate the constitution and asked rhetorically if it was wrong to ask people not to do wrong things. A ruling is expected later this week. Reuters has more. From Pakistan, the Frontier Post has local coverage.



 

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