Child Marriage Bill Submitted in National Assembly By MQM

Child marriage is very common in the ruler areas of Pakistan and the marriages are being done in the early ages of the children before their puberty level have reached.

In the parliament the bill has been submitted to increase the penalty of the underage marriages. This bill is referred in the National Assembly and need amendment in the section 5 of the child marriage restraint act, 1929 which was introduced by MQM. The previous law was to prison for one and finned 1000 Rs to male of 18 years of age who married a child. The MQM member Zahra wanted it to be extend to one year imprisoned and 300,000 fine.

She has stated her opinion that decade old rules are being violated by the ruler area of Pakistan. She said national assembly has turned down the last bill of Pakistan Muslim league Nawaz Marvi Memon. Still national assembly has sent the bill to religious affairs panel.