Punjab's pro-women bill goes against Sharia, says Fazl

Published: February 28, 2016
Maulana Fazlur Rehman addressing a press conference in Hyderabad. PHOTO: ONLINE

Maulana Fazlur Rehman addressing a press conference in Hyderabad. PHOTO: ONLINE


Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam – Fazl (JUI-F) will not oppose Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif if he decides to extend the service of General Raheel Sharif, the party’s chief told reporters on Saturday.

“The matter of the army chief’s extension has been made unnecessarily controversial,” Maulana Fazlur Rehman said while talking to the media in Hyderabad.

“The army chief commands great respect in the nation,” Fazl said, emphasising that the federal government should be allowed to make a decision regarding the matter.

Meanwhile, the JUI-F chief lambasted the Punjab Assembly for passing the Punjab Protection of Women against Violence Bill. “The bill is contemptible. It has been passed to demonstrate the blind following of American and European cultures. It goes against Sharia and the norms of our society,” he said. “Today we are again being made a colony of the Americans and the British,” he added.

Fazl pointed out that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz had opposed a similar law titled the ‘Women Protection Bill’ when Pervez Musharraf’s regime brought it before the assembly. “Men will be made to wear bangles like a tracker,” he said.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 28th, 2016.

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Reader Comments (12)

  • Brainy Bhaijan
    Feb 28, 2016 - 5:32AM

    JuD, JuF, JI all these militant political parties need to be banned under NAP. A simple way is to ban all the parties whose names start with the alphabet “J.”Recommend

  • Khalid rashidLalaji
    Feb 28, 2016 - 10:58AM

    In my opinion these politico religious parties are nuisance and a slur in the name of religion.these forces have dragged this nation backward .what have these parties given us Taliban ,violence and heroine .their master gen zialulhaq is responsible for all this rot in the society.these people wants to take you back to centuries back at the same time enjoying every possible facities of modern time themselves

    It is time their leadership sit down and assess themselves as have they given a pious society by holding sermons and raiwind congregations.it is time to changeRecommend

  • Haji Atiya
    Feb 28, 2016 - 11:56AM

    And yet is not Fazl’s orange turban “against Sharia” ??Recommend

  • Trollslayer
    Feb 28, 2016 - 12:17PM

    This guy is living in the stone age and what is up with that hideous yellow turban. I know darker complexioned people like bright colors but senior citizens should tone it down.Recommend

  • Last Man Alive
    Feb 28, 2016 - 12:44PM

    And beating, butchering, burning, abusing, soaking in acid etc. etc. of women is according to “sharia” ???

    Also taking diesel permits and occupying government land also according to “sharia” ???Recommend

  • Ay Jay
    Feb 28, 2016 - 12:47PM

    “PRO-WOMEN against Sharia” – you finally said it.
    It’s about time we had secular laws back.Recommend

  • PakPower
    Feb 28, 2016 - 1:36PM

    Send this man to Mars please.Recommend

  • JB
    Feb 28, 2016 - 2:10PM

    This guy is nuts! Islam actually gives more rights to women! What kind of twisted sharia is he following? Does he think that just keeping a beard makes him pious??Recommend

  • John B
    Feb 28, 2016 - 7:00PM

    Actually the cleric says that “islam already gives protection to women under sharia and hence no need for a special bill”; he is defending your position that “Islam give more rights to women” . He is on your side! Recommend

  • shonu
    Feb 28, 2016 - 7:09PM

    @Ay Jay:
    secular laws in india are not helping women in india either , its all about mindset , education is the key to end violence against womenRecommend

  • Haji Atiya
    Feb 29, 2016 - 6:44AM

    @John B: The purpose of the special bill is to make its purpose enforceable although Sharia, of course, and as you state, provides the conceptual framework.Recommend

  • HZ
    Mar 3, 2016 - 9:42AM

    I would like to add that had Islamic Laws and Shariah been implemented correctly in the first place, there would have been no need for any Women Protection Bill. If they are all against this Bill, why don’t they implement the Shariah properly and lets see how digestive it is. Recommend

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