A draft of a peculiar bill has been introduced in Pakistan’s Sindh province to protect children from rape. If this bill is approved then it will be mandatory for those 18 years of age to marry in Pakistan. There is also a provision to punish those who violate this law. Pakistani politicians have said that this will help in controlling social evils, rape of children and immoral activities.
Syed Abdul Rashid, a member of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) of the Provincial Legislative Assembly, submitted a draft ‘Sindh Compulsory Marriage Act, 2021’ to the Sindh Assembly Secretariat stating that parents of adults whose age is 18 years Even if they are not married, they will have to submit an affidavit to the Deputy Commissioner of the district with proper reasons for its delay.
The draft of the proposed bill states that parents who fail to submit affidavits will have to pay a fine of Rs 500. According to Rashid, if the bill is approved to make a law, then it will bring prosperity in the society.
In a video statement issued after the proposed bill was introduced, Rashid said that social evils, rape of children, immoral activities and crime are increasing in the country. He said kf to control all this … Muslim men and women have been given the right to marry after the age of 18 and it is the responsibility of their parents, especially their parents.