'Protecting Environment in Islam: Legal Application in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Abstract: Islamic law has played a fundamental role in the protection of environment. Its attitude towards environment not only reflect on environmental conservation but also on sustainable development. Islam as the majority religion of Pakistan has shaped the country’s laws on multiple fronts. To what extent has Islam influenced the environmental laws of Pakistan and what are the practical applications will be on the focus of the talk.
About the Speaker: Justice Isa is a senior judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. He, previously, served as Chief Justice of the Balochistan High Court. He is expected to be the next Chief Justice of Pakistan. He has authored many works on the Constitution, Law, Islam and Environment. Justice Isa, in his judgments, has prioritised adherence to the Constitution and the Rule of Law. He has also remained a champion of the public interest. In 2016, following a suicide attack on Quetta’s legal fraternity, Justice Isa produced a report recommending that terrorist organisations be banned immediately with the enforcement of the Anti-Terrorism Act.