Anti child marriage bill is pending in Balochistan for 8 years, and MLAs of religious parties are protesting
The draft of the Anti-Child Marriage Bill is pending before the Balochistan Assembly for the last eight years. An MLA said this while giving information about the consultation meeting held on the issue of child marriage. As reported by DAN, the consultation, conducted in collaboration with the Education and Youth Empowerment Society and girls, not brides, decided that all stakeholders initiate dialogue on 'child marriage' to develop a consensus among all stakeholders. A committee will be formed. The session was presided over by Balochistan Parliamentary Secretary, Law, and Parliamentary Affairs, Science and Technology Rubaba Khan Buledi.
Leaders of religious parties protested
According to the Dawn report, various participants expressed concern over the negative attitude of religious parties and some other sections regarding the Child Marriage Bill. The women legislators said that the women MPs made all efforts to build a consensus on the age limit and persuade the male members to support the Child Marriage Bill but then they faced strong opposition from the legislators of religious parties on the issue of age limit. Had to do
The bill was then sent to the council for review.
Parliamentary Secretary on Bulledi and Women's Development Mehjabeen Sheeran told the meeting that the bill has been sent twice for the opinion of the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) on the issue of age limit. According to Dan, the CII chairman had sent his recommendations, but once again these were sent to the council for review.
A special committee will be formed
The Commission on the Status of Women Balochistan Chairperson Fauzia Shaheen and Dr. Bulledi suggested that a special committee should be constituted which would meet with the heads of political parties and obtain their approval for a consensus on the age limit for child marriage.