CII lists reasons for rejecting K-P domestic violence bill

Published: August 20, 2016
Clears way for drafting of a fresh piece of legislation. PHOTO: REUTERS

Clears way for drafting of a fresh piece of legislation. PHOTO: REUTERS

ISLAMABAD: Nearly six months after rejecting the domestic violence bill drafted by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government, the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) formally handed over its detailed response to the proposed piece of legislation.

CII chief researcher Dr Inamullah told The Express Tribune that the bill contradicted both the Shariah, as well as the Constitution. In its 72-page response, the council explained that it usually took time to prepare a detailed response as “valid reasons” have to be presented.

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According to him, every member of the council had given his or her input in the detailed reply with reasons for rejecting the draft. Subsequently, the document had been handed over to the provincial government.

He also pointed out that the provincial officials had been pleading for an early response so that the draft of a fresh law could be prepared.

According to the CII, 33 clauses in the bill and a few penalties already existed in federal laws and there was no need for drafting a new bill.

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The council also declared that some provisions contained in the bill were against the Constitution. The proposed law was tabled in the K-P Assembly during the previous government’s tenure, but the PML-N and other parties had resisted its passage.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 20th, 2016.

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  • Parvez
    Aug 20, 2016 - 12:54PM

    CII’s stance is understood….its political… its headed by a JUI-F stooge and JUI-F is in coalition with the PML-N……and the PML-N is paranoid about the PTI. The good thing is that the CII is only a recommendation body and not really taken seriously.Recommend

  • numbersnumbers
    Aug 20, 2016 - 9:35PM

    Dear CII
    As you well know, the reason for the detailed domestic violence bill is that there were gaps in existing laws exploited by offenders, so do not pretend that this bill is not necessary to punish violence against women!Recommend

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