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November 2011 Blog Posts (1)

Pakistan National Assembly passes Pro-Women Bill unanimously

After being blocked twice last month, a landmark private bill seeking to penalise evils like the so-called “marriage with the holy Quran”, forced wedlock, and depriving women from inheritance finally got through the National Assembly on Tuesday, when the house also voiced outrage at the recent murder of three Hindu youths in Sindh. Some trifling objections that had stalled the Anti-Women Practices (Criminal Law Amendment) Bill on two…

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Added by Asim Malik on November 16, 2011 at 9:34 — No Comments

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