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Casting vote is an Islamic responsibility: Pakistan Ulema Council

April 25, 2013 - Updated 159 PKT
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ISLAMABAD: Religious scholars form the Pakistan Ulema Council have issued a Fatwa which declares the non-casting of vote a sin, adding that voting is an Islamic responsibility.


The Fatwa further states that women have equal rights to vote, adding that it is not religion that bars them from voting but rather the feudal system.


Chairman Pakistan Ulema Council, Tahir Ashrafi said that misusing the name of Islam should be stopped immediately.


The decree from the competent Ulema Council has come at a time when Pakistan is heading towards May 11 polls amid a wave of terrorists attacks in its three of four provinces and threats to political parties from militants outfits.


It is pertinent to mention here that the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan earlier this month had also declared democracy ‘un-Isalmic’.


Reader Comments
It can never be sin. I do not know why Ulema give Fatwa like this despite knowing all the facts of our political system which consist of corrupt, fake degree holders,defaulters etc.

So should one vote for the thief that is least expect to loot?

Khadim Karrar
Its not a sin for sure.

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