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RAWALPINDI: President Mohammad Ayub Khan today set up an eight-man Advisory Council of Islamic Ideology to make recommendations “as to means of enabling and encouraging the Muslims of Pakistan to order their lives in all respect in accordance with the principles and concepts of Islam.”

The Council, which has been established in pursuance of Clause 1 of Article 201 of the constitution, is headed by retired Supreme Court Judge Mohammad Akram.

The other members of the Council, according to a Press Note issued here tonight, are: Mr Mohammad Sharif, formerly a Judge of the Supreme Court; Maulana Akram Khan, of East Pakistan; Maulana Abdul Hamid Badayuni, of Karachi; Maulana Kifayat Husain, of Lahore; Dr I. H. Qureshi, Head of the Islamic Research Institute, Karachi, and Maulana Abdul Hashim, of Islamic Academy, Dacca. The name of the eighth member, from East Pakistan, will be announced shortly.

Explaining the functions of the Council, Central Law Minister Mohammad Munir said it was the first instance in modern history where an effort was being made “to bring Islam in impact with modern political, legal, ethical, social and economic conditions.”—Correspondent