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Lawmakers reject bill to raise marriage age for girls as “un-Islamic”

Lawmakers reject bill to raise marriage age for girls as “un-Islamic”

Country: 
Pakistan
News Date: 
06/05/2017
Sharia Watch
Summary: 

“‘Un-Islamic’ Say Pak Lawmakers, Reject Bill To Raise Marriage Age For Girls,” , May 5, 2017 (thanks to ):

Islamabad: Pakistani lawmakers have unanimously rejected a bill aimed at increasing the minimum age for marriage of a girl from 16 to 18 years, terming the proposed amendment as “un-Islamic”. The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Religious Affairs met yesterday and discussed the ‘The Child Marriage Restraint (Amendment) Bill, 2016’ moved by lawmakers Kishwer Zehra.