Council of Islamic Ideology (Urdu: اِسلامی نظریاتی کونسل) is a constitutional body of Pakistan, responsible for giving legal advice on Islamic issues to the government and the Parliament. The body was founded in 1962 under the government of Ayub Khan.
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In 1961, the minimum age for marriage was set to 16, which was un-Islamic. It will be going again against the Shariah [Islamic law] if the age of marriage is changed to 18.
Qibla Ayaz, chairman of Pakistan’s Council of Islamic Ideology. Quoted in “Muslim conservatives defend practice of child brides in Pakistan as ‘tenets of Islam,'” by Naila Inayat, Washington Times, August 29, 2019. The government should amend the law to make the issue of more than one marriage easy and in accordance with Sharia. We urge the government to formulate Sharia-compliant laws related to nikah, divorce, adulthood and will.
Maulana Sheerani chairman of the council, quoted in Ali, Kalbe (11 March 2014). "CII (Council of Islamic Ideology) wants law to make 2nd marriage easy". Dawn (newspaper). “Islam does not forbid marriage of young children,”... “However, the consummation of marriage is only allowed when both husband and wife have reached puberty.”
Quoted in The Nation (Pakistan), March 11 2014 
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