JUI-F livid at passage of women rights bill

Published: February 27, 2016


QUETTA: Maulana Fazlur Rehman showered ridicule at the Punjab Assembly for passing the women protection bill on Friday. He was speaking at a Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam – Fazl (JUI-F) party gathering at a local hotel in Quetta. Punjab Assembly had passed the Punjab Protection of Women against Violence Bill on Wednesday which provides protection and legal recourse to victims of domestic violence.

He mocked the Punjab government saying that they did not need to present such a lengthy bill in the assembly and should have rather acted on his ‘two word’ suggestion calling the ‘husband as wife and wife as husband’. He said that he had not read the women protection law passed by the provincial assembly.

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He said that a similar bill was proposed during the Musharraf era but the ruling party had opposed it proving that their earlier disagreement was due to a struggle for power and was not based on principles.

He said that un-Islamic laws were being passed under the 99 names of Allah written in the parliament. Nations who turned their faces away from the blessings of Allah the Almighty have always incurred His wrath, he added.

The attitude of the rulers in the country evidently shows that they have vowed not to make Islamic legislation, Fazl stated, adding that JUI is a movement and an ideology which has been around for a 100 years and its leadership is still determined to lead the country in the right direction.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 27th, 2016.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • Feb 27, 2016 - 10:39AM

    Well done Punjab Assembly, viva! Bravo! Sindh Assembly…TAKE NOTE and get rid of Karo Kari. Let us Pakistanis request NASA, ESA, and Russia to put some mullahs on a one-way space trip to deep space.
    His objections to Women’s Protection Bill is absolutely outrageous and has no place in Pakistan. I will give my life for the ladies in my family. Salams Recommend

  • Karachiite
    Feb 27, 2016 - 11:20AM

    “He said that he had not read the women protection law passed by the provincial assembly.” Enough said.Recommend

  • Ali
    Feb 27, 2016 - 12:19PM

    His reaction shows why religious parties in politics take the country backwards.Recommend

  • Shahid Khan
    Feb 27, 2016 - 2:05PM

    Ccome on Fazlu if you have not read the woman protection law,why are you so rediculing the assembly.Actually you ate rediculing yourself.Had you even read it you woud have not understood it because it would certainly contradict your ‘version’ of Islam!Recommend

  • Parvez
    Feb 27, 2016 - 2:09PM

    With people like Fazlur Rehman………Pakistan needs no enemies. As PML-N and JUI-F are closely linked so possibly Nawaz whispered in Fazlur’s ear …. ‘ I have done this, now you undo it, that will make me the good guy and I’ll give you another ministry to make money.’ Recommend

  • Rex Minor
    Feb 27, 2016 - 4:00PM

    Have you read the women protection law passed by the provincial assembly? What does it say which is not reflected in current National laws.

    Rex MinorRecommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Feb 27, 2016 - 7:26PM

    Basic human rights to women offends these Mullahs. Their domination in our society is Allah’s wrath.Recommend

  • JK
    Feb 27, 2016 - 9:14PM

    where does Islam says to go beat up your wife? or trade your 15 year girl to settle dispute?
    or Kill them because of your honor?Recommend

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