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Senate committee rejects invoice to set minimal age for marriage at 18

Senate committee rejects bill to set minimum age for marriage at 18

ISLAMABAD  : The Senate Standing Committee on Regulation and Justice on Wednesday rejected a invoice about setting an age restrict for marriage at 18 years with a majority of votes. Three votes had been forged in favour of the invoice whereas six had been forged towards it.

The committee with leaders from various political events together with the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) met right this moment and deliberated over the matter of minimal marriage age.

Through the assembly which was chaired by Senator Javed Abbasi, Dr Qibla Ayaz, Chairperson Council of Islamic Ideology (CII), termed dedication of age for marriage unIslamic.

“In a 1961 legislation, the minimal age for marriage is 16 which was unIslamic” and pressured, “it should even be towards the sharia if the minimal age for marriage is ready at 18,” he mentioned.

Dr Ramesh Kumar, additionally a member of the committee, advocated for fixing the wedding age restrict at 18 years whereas JUI-F’s Alia Kamran opposed the concept of building an age restrict for marriage. PTI’s Sanaullah Masti Khel and Malik Farooq Azam determined to not favour any unIslamic legislation.

“Senate has already accepted a legislation which limits the minimal age for marriage at 18 years,” mentioned officers of the ministry of human rights.

Sanaullah argued, “Can we alter Pakistan’s title if the ministry decides tomorrow that the phrase Islamic ought to get changed with public within the nation’s title.”

“No restriction might be imposed on the age for marriage,” JUI-F’s Alia insisted.

On this event, Pakistan Peoples Party’s Central Secretary Info Dr Nafeesa Shah requested, if 16 years was an Islamic age for marriage, how might 18 years be unIslamic?

“Senate has accepted a invoice over early marriages. Has your entire Senate apostatized now?” Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Regulation and Justice Senator Javed Abbasi requested Chairperson CII.

“I’m not saying the Senate didn’t approve a legislation as per the teachings of Islam however the CII will deliberate over the suggestions proposed by the senate committee about it,” Dr Qibla replied.

“This matter has been seen administratively and never from a spiritual perspective,” he added.

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