Recently Maulana Abdul Aziz (Lal Masjid cleric) urged Supreme Court of Pakistan to invoke its suo motu jurisdiction and order the parliament to enforce Shariah (Islamic law) in the country. Maulana Abdul Aziz stated this while speaking before a bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry. Imran Khan, Maulana Fazlur Rehman and many other politicians have also said that they want the country to be turned into Islamic welfare state. There are many people in Pakistan who want Shariah to be enforced in the country and want to see Pakistan as Islamic welfare state.

It will be good if the Supreme Court orders the government to do a poll and ask the people of Pakistan if they really want enforcement of Shariah in the country.

MUBASHIR MAHMOOD,

Karachi, March 29.