Increasing Girls Minimum Marriageable Age ‘Un-Islamic’: Pak

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Islamabad: Pakistani lawmakers have unanimously rejected a bill aimed at increasing the minimum age for marriage of a girl from 16 to 18 years, terming the proposed amendment as “un-Islamic”.

The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Religious Affairs met on Thursday and discussed the Child Marriage Restraint (Amendment) Bill, 2016 moved by lawmaker Kishwer Zehra.

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The proposed amendment to increase the age was not only opposed by Muslim lawmakers but also Hindu and Christian parliamentarians, The Express Tribune reported.

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