compulsory marriage law pakistan: Pakistan Sindh lawmaker proposes law making marriage compulsory for youth turning 18
In Pakistan’s Sindh province, a draft bill has been introduced to protect children from rape. If this bill is approved, then it will become mandatory for those who are 18 years old to marry in Pakistan. There is also a provision of punishment for those who violate this law. Pakistani politicians have said that this will help in controlling social evils, rape of children and immoral activities.
Syed Abdul Rasheed, a member of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) of the provincial assembly, submitted a draft of the ‘Sindh Compulsory Marriage Act, 2021’ to the Sindh Assembly Secretariat which states that parents of adults who have attained the age of 18 Even after the marriage has not taken place, they will have to submit an affidavit before the Deputy Commissioner of the district with proper reason for its delay.
The draft of the proposed bill states that parents who fail to submit affidavits will have to pay a fine of Rs 500. According to Rashid, if the bill is approved to make a law, then it will bring prosperity in the society.
In a video statement issued after the proposed bill was introduced, Rashid said that social evils, rape of children, immoral activities and crime are increasing in the country. He said kf to control all this … Muslim men and women have been given the right to marry after the age of 18 years and it is the responsibility of their parents, especially their parents.
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