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‘We Can’t Fight God’s Will’: Council Of Islamic Ideology Files Petition Against Govt’s Anti-Covid Slogan

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Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) has filed a petition in Lahore High Court (LHC) against government’s anti-Covid19 slogan ‘Corona se darna nahi larna hai’ terming it ‘immoral’ and ‘un-Islamic’ because the virus is ‘God’s will’ which cannot be contested.

Salman Idrees filed the petition against the slogan on behalf of the CII in the LHC. He argued that the slogan implies that we are up against God’s will. He added that this slogan challenges the supremacy of God as no one could fight against God’s will. He argued that the government should stop using this slogan on media as it is ‘un-Islamic’.

Previously, LHC Chief Justice Qasim Khan had directed CII to give their opinion on the slogan. The court was informed on Wednesday that CII had advised the government not to use the slogan.

The government was advised to come up with a new anti-corona slogan before as well, but it had not complied. Chief Justice expressed his displeasure over the government’s inability to amend the tagline and asked it had not been done even 15 days after issuance of the orders. “Ask the officers of federal institutions to do their jobs or quit,” the chief justice said.

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