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The dilemma of child marriage in Pakistan

Last Updated On 31 March,2016 03:12 pm The National Assembly has yet again proposed an amendment in the Child Marriage Restraint Act 1929, which suggests an increase in the punishment of those who are found guilty of underage child marriage. The amendment was proposed by Mutahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) MNA Kishwar Zehra. The MNA proposed […]

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‘Anti-Islamic’: Pakistan rejects bill banning child marriage

Published time: 16 Jan, 2016 06:01 Legislation to ban child marriages was struck down in Pakistan as the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) said it was “anti-Islamic” and “blasphemous.” The new law failed at the first stage of the legislative process. The Child Marriage Restraint (Amendment) Bill 2014, which would have made it more difficult […]

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