The international Ulema conference on suicide bombings that was supposed to take place in Kabul in late January has been postponed, Pakistan's Express Tribune reported yesterday. Omer Daudzai, the Afghan ambassador to Pakistan, told the Express Tribune that neither Afghanistan nor Pakistan was prepared for the event.
According to Daudzai, the conference will now take place in February. No new date has been chosen, however, and other details, such as the agenda, also remain vague. In all likelihood, the conference will not take place at any time in the near future.
The conference of Islamic scholars was originally proposed to Islamabad in November 2012 by Salahuddin Rabbani, the chairman of Afghanistan's High Peace Council, and was to specifically address the issue of suicide bombings and reiterate the finding that they are un-Islamic and not permitted by the Koran.