Source: The Independent
A move to ban child marriages in Pakistan has been withdrawn after meeting staunch resistance from a religious body, which branded the bill as “anti-Islamic”.
The ruling party politician who introduced the bill, Marvi Menon of the Pakistan Muslim League party, withdrew it after the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) dubbed the bill “blasphemous”.
The CII unanimously rejected the proposed Child Marriage Restraint (Amendment) Bill 2014 on “purely religious grounds”, reports The Express Tribune.
CII Chairman Mohammad Khan Sheerani said the bill contradicted Islamic teachings.