Senate panel proposes 18 years as minimum age for a girl to marry

Senate panel proposes 18 years as minimum age for a girl to marry

By Qadeer Tanoli Published: October 24, 2017 ISLAMABAD:  Senate Standing Committee on Interior passed on Monday three bills – including ‘The Child Marriage Restraint (Amendment) Bill 2017’ – which seeks to put restriction on marriages, especially of girls below 18 years of age.The Senate panel also passed ‘The Criminal Laws (Amendment) Bill 2017’ seeking stringent punishment for misconduct in public by a drunken person. It also passed ‘The Prevention of Witchcraft Bill, 2017’, a first-ever bill of Read More …

Court to deal with gender-based violence cases opens in Lahore

Court to deal with gender-based violence cases opens in Lahore

LAHORE: Lahore High Court Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah on Monday opened the first-ever court in Punjab to deal with gender-based violence cases. The special court would work at the Lahore Judicial Complex with an additional district & sessions judge as its presiding judge. Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, Chief Justice Shah regretted that the Supreme Court had in 2013 clearly issued direction for the establishment of such courts but the matter was delayed. Read More …