Protection of women: Punjab govt has agreed to amend law, claim religious scholars

Say parts of act which are ‘un-Islamic’ will be reviewed


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SWABI: Religious scholars on Thursday claimed that the Punjab government had agreed to address their reservations against the Protection of Women against Violence Act 2016.

Speaking at a conference organised by the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl  (JUI-F) in Swabi, scholars said parts of the bill which are against Sharia will be reviewed in addition to other un-Islamic bills.

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JUI-F patrons Mualana Hamdullah Jan, Maulana Gul Naseeb Khan, Maulana Shujaul Mulk, Senator Maulana Attaur Rehman said righteous scholars had managed to stop un-Islamic laws such as the protection of women against violence bill.

They added that people wanted change under the leadership of scholars. They hailed JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman for taking a stand against the bill and compelling the government to take it  back.

Decrying the west, they said it was the US, not scholars or Pashtuns, who were terrorists.

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Pointing to the party’s centenary celebrations planned for next year, they said the JUI-F would oust the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa in the next general elections.

Federal Minister for Housing Akram Durrani echoed those sentiments.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 25th, 2016. 

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COMMENTS (1)

Hasan | 5 years ago | Reply What is un-Islamic about protection of women against violence? We are taught that Islam is a non-violent religion. It seems our society is held hostage to a few fundamentalists who seem to defy logic and reason.
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