Committee on child marriage suggested

Conference in Quetta generated a call for a special committee on child marriage

APP August 04, 2022
While there is an increased awareness about the concept of child marriage, much needs to be done at grass-root level. PHOTO COURTESY: Haseeb Siddiqui


Members of the Balochistan Assembly, representatives of political and social organizations and civil society have called for constituting a special committee on ‘child marriage’ for developing a consensus among all stakeholders.

The suggestion came during a conference organized by the Education and Youth Empowerment Society and Girls not Bride here at local hotel of Quetta on Wednesday.

Parliamentary Secretary Science and Technology Law and Parliamentary Affairs Dr Rubaba Khan Buledi, Parliamentary Secretary Women Development Department Mahjabeen Sheeran, Chairperson of Commission on Status of Women Balochistan Fauzia Shaheen, Former MPA of Pashtokhwa Milli Awami Party Arifah Sadiq Advocate, Former PMA Dr Shama Ishaq, MPA Shakeela Naveed Dehwar, Zeenat Shahwani, Secretary Social Welfare Abdul Laif Kakar, Shahida Habib Alizai, Leader of People’s Party Sana Durrani, Central Vice President of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists Saleem Shahid, BNP Awami Central leaders Dr Nashanas Lehri, Sami Shariq, Mir Bahram Lehri and Mir Behram Baloch addressed the gathering.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 4th, 2022.


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