Pakistan Senate Passes Bill, Fixes 18 Years As The Age Of Puberty For Girls

Pakistani Senate has passed a bill to fix 18 years as the time of pubescence for young ladies to end Practice of child marriages in the Muslim-larger part nation, triggering protests from certain individuals who said the move was against Islam.

The Child Marriage Restraint Act 1929 was exhibited by Senator Sherry Rehman of Pakistan Peoples Party, which will end the act of child marriage in the nation.

The bill was passed on Monday after warmed restriction by certain administrators who named it against Islam to fix the time of pubescence, the Express Tribune revealed.

Senator Ghafoor Haidri raised a protest, saying fixing the age of 18 years for Nikah is inconsonant with the Shariah and the bill might be sent to the Islamic Ideology Council (IIC) for further dialog.

Government Minister for Religious Affairs Noorul Qadri said a comparable bill was sent to the IIC in 2010 which was returned by the chamber with the perception that as per Fuqaha, the period of pubescence varies and can’t be fixed.”

However, the Bill was passed on Monday, triggering all the shouts.

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