Resolution passed to stop sale of women in KP

Khyber Pakhtu­nkhwa Assemb­ly unanim­ously passes resolu­tion barrin­g women being sold or marrie­d withou­t...


Express December 30, 2010

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly unanimously passed a resolution that bars women from being sold, or married without consent.

The resolution was tabled by JUI-F member Zarqa Bibi during the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assembly's session on Thursday.

The resolution stated that an illegal network was operating in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, selling  young girls to other provinces in the name of marriage. It also stated that girls are sold to people who use them as dancers.

The resolution was adopted unanimously by the KP Assembly.

KP Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain assured the assembly that any person involved in such acts will be dealt with an iron hand.

He also assured the house that the government will soon introduce legislation to stop such nefarious practices.

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COMMENTS (8)

maimoona | 10 years ago | Reply i hope for the best it should be implemented !
Disco Molvi | 10 years ago | Reply JUI-F's Zarqa Bibi should also have put forth measures to verify whether the consent obtained is authentic and not under duress or coercion.
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