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Underage marriage bill withdrawn after CII declares it un-Islamic

Underage marriage bill withdrawn after CII declares it un-Islamic

Country: 
Pakistan
News Date: 
15/01/2016
Lancastrian
Summary: 

Another move to ban child marriages in Pakistan has fallen at the first hurdle. The bill to prohibit underage marriages has been withdrawn after the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) declared it un-Islamic. The ruling party lawmaker, who moved the bill, withdrew her proposal on Thursday following staunch resistance from the council, which advises the legislature whether or not a certain law is Sharia-compliant.