Resolution passed to stop sale of women in KP

Published: December 30, 2010

The resolution was tabled by JUI-F member Zarqa Bibi during the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assembly's session.

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly unanimously passed a resolution that bars women from being sold, or married without consent.

The resolution was tabled by JUI-F member Zarqa Bibi during the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assembly’s session on Thursday.

The resolution stated that an illegal network was operating in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, selling  young girls to other provinces in the name of marriage. It also stated that girls are sold to people who use them as dancers.

The resolution was adopted unanimously by the KP Assembly.

KP Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain assured the assembly that any person involved in such acts will be dealt with an iron hand.

He also assured the house that the government will soon introduce legislation to stop such nefarious practices.

Reader Comments (8)

  • Wasif M. Khan
    Dec 30, 2010 - 7:24PM

    Congratulations to the legislators from KP for finally making an attempt at at least one attribute semi-civilised nations started achieving about a century ago! If they keep going at hypersonic speed they may yet view the vapor trails of modern civilisation and also see traces of what their espoused faith has always stood for. Recommend

  • ANONYMOUS
    Dec 30, 2010 - 7:27PM

    I tell you one very good solution and you will see how these all operating groups will disappear… If someone is caught and proved after trial that he was doing this.. this is what is needed to be done “HANG HIM IN PUBLIC”. Before hanging him announce it so public can come and see.

    Will see who dares next. Quick trial and capital Punishment is a Must for such crimes.Recommend

  • Khalid
    Dec 30, 2010 - 8:58PM

    The first sentence is quite revealing ; ” passed a resolution that bars women from being sold, or married without consent” .

    So, this means that a man could potentially sell or marry off a woman provided he had the consent of her father/brother.

    Well done KP! You show yourselves to be still living in the Dark Ages.Recommend

  • Humanity
    Dec 30, 2010 - 9:04PM

    If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong — Abraham LincolnRecommend

  • Aamir+Ali
    Dec 30, 2010 - 9:47PM

    @Wasif Khan:

    You seem an ignorant fellow with malicious and stereotypical views towards the people of Northwest Pakistan. Indeed this dirty practice of selling women exists and is condemned by society and now by the legislature. It doesn’t mean you can be so condescending to the people of the Northwest.

    Dirty practices exist all over Pakistan.Recommend

  • Yousuf
    Dec 31, 2010 - 12:12PM

    @Wasif M. Khan, Win!Recommend

  • Disco Molvi
    Dec 31, 2010 - 4:25PM

    JUI-F’s Zarqa Bibi should also have put forth measures to verify whether the consent obtained is authentic and not under duress or coercion.Recommend

  • Feb 13, 2011 - 10:43AM

    i hope for the best it should be implemented !Recommend

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