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January 2013 Blog Posts (1)

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly passes bill!!!

http://ning.it/Xj604d

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Tuesday passed legislation against forced marriage of women under which the violators would face up to seven years imprisonment and Rs500,000 fine or both.

The bill aimed at the elimination of the tradition of ‘Ghag’ was moved by the Provincial Minister for Social Welfare and Women Development, Sitara Ayaz.

When the mover presented the bill containing a punishment of 14 years…

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