Fazl terms husbands’ future in Punjab ‘horrific’

HYDERABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F (JUI-F) chief Fazlur Rehman has called the future of husbands in Punjab ‘horrible’ after passage of Protection of Women against Violence Bill 2015 in the Punjab Assembly.

Talking to journalists after offering condolences over the death of party leader Maulana Azam Jahangiri, he said that the bill passed in the Punjab Assembly in the name of women’s rights was in conflict with the Shariah.

He said that the bill had made the man insecure in his own house. “The bill reflects the slave mentality. Now I have come to know why Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif is Khadam-e-Aala. The reason is that he is Khadam-e-Aala at his house,” he said.

On Wednesday, the historic bill was finally passed by the Punjab Assembly with comprehensive protection to women against a range of crimes including abatement of an offence, domestic, emotional, psychological and economic abuse, stalking and cyber crime. The bill was approved by the provincial cabinet in May 2015 and could not be passed by the assembly because of in-house objections by some lawmakers. Agencies

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