Pakistan: Women protection bill allows husband to beat his wife
Islamabad, May 26: A proposed women protection bill in Pakistan has given permission to husband to beat their wife if need arises. The bill proosed by the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) also alprohibits mixing of the genders in schools, hospitals and offices.
The proposed bill also claims women will have all the rights given to them under Shariah, prohibits interaction between na-mehrams at recreational spots and offices, and bans 'dance, music, and sculptures created in the name of art', reported the Dawn.
Earlier this year CII rejected a women's protection bill passed by the Punjab assembly. CII termed the bill 'unislamic.' A similar bill was also sent by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government to the Council for review, which it rejected on the basis of being 'unIslamic', and announced it will prepare a 'model' bill in response.
The proposed 163-point bill will be deliberated on Thursday and Friday. Copies of the bill have been sent to all provincial assemblies as the CII's recommendations.