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‘Child Marriage Bill to be tabled soon’

‘Child Marriage Bill to be tabled soon’

KARACHI: Child Marriage Bill was about to complete and would soon be tabled in Sindh Assembly for legislation so as to stop child marriages.

Women Development, Special Education and Social Welfare Minister Rubina Saadat Qaimkhani said during her visit to Karachi Press Club (KPC) on Thursday.

The senior governing body members of were also present on this occasion. She said that a consultative session with the civil society, media and Ulema is underway, after which the bill would be tabled in the assembly.

She informed that the maximum age limit would be 18 years in the proposed bill for both bride and groom for marriage. “Strict law will also be introduced to stop early marriages in the province” she said, adding that violators of the law would be sentenced with one year imprisonment and a huge fine.

Rubina said the provincial government was also planning to establish Women Complaint Centres in every district of Sindh, and good news about that project would soon be heard. She said all the three departments of her ministry would be equipped with latest technology with coordination of provincial government and foreign donors.

“Two percent quota of jobs for disabled people will be implemented in letter and spirit for empowering women, she said. The minister said that she was working hard to meet people’s expectations.

To a question about the deteriorating law and order situation in the city, she said police should be equipped with modern technology in order to control crime in the city and also restore peace in the metropolis. Rubina said that Sindh Child Protection Bill had already been passed in the province and soon it would be implemented.

She also announced Rs 300,000 to KPC on the behalf of her ministry. Ppi

Daily Times

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