ISLAMABAD -The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) has recommended that if a wife demands divorce in writing, it should be made binding on husband to divorce her within ninety days of her written request, and if he fails to do so, Nikkah would stand cancelled except if the wife withdraw her demand. "After this, the husband will have no right to have the same woman as wife. If the husband has given his wife some assets and demands the same, the wife will have to return those assets except for "Mehr and maintenance" or else she will have to make recourse to a court of law for the resolution of the conflict", recommended the Council. Reviewing Family Laws, the Council in its meeting held here on Saturday, also proposed formulation of a Talaq Nama, like Nikkah Nama, according to which the registration of divorce in Pakistan could be recorded. Deliberating on the issue of moon sighting, the Council decided that a single Hijri calendar may be devised while adopting pure scientific method and making Makkah Mukkarma as centre of the world for the birth of the moon and all religious festivals should be celebrated accordingly. The Council also decided to publish a special report while keeping in view the increasing tendencies of terrorism in the country and in the light of that report recommendations shall be forwarded to the Government for tackling the menace of terrorism. Regarding performing of Haj by a woman without a mahram, the Council said that under Constitution and other laws of the land women could freely travel inland and abroad and there was no restriction in that regard and added, "The laws of Saudi Arabia are beyond the jurisdiction of the Council". Regarding enforcement of Shariah, the Council approved few guiding principles that would be tabled before the Ulema in the forthcoming workshops and seminars to be held in the Council. The Council also recommended legislation for maintenance of under privileged relatives and approved a draft to this effect. Dr. Muhammad Khalid Masud, Chairman Council of Islamic Ideology, while addressing the meeting appreciated the initiative of President Asif Ali Zardari of the formation of a Committee under Federal Minister for Parliamentary Affairs to review the Council of Islamic Ideology's recommendations. "The Council has submitted 84 reports to government on review of the existing laws in Pakistan and on other important subjects which comprise of thousands of recommendations but no government has either paid heed to Council's recommendations or felt a need to discuss legislation on the basis of these recommendations in the National Assembly", he said, adding that it was encouraging that some days ago when the attention of the President was invited, he was pleased to constitute a Committee under the leadership of the Federal Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Dr Babar Awan to review the reports and recommendation of the Council. The Council also expressed its profound grief over the causalities and financial loss as a result of the recent earthquake in Balochistan and Fateha was offered for those who lost lives in the earthquake and a condolence resolution was approved in this regard.