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Saturday, June 01, 2013
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KARACHI: The Sindh Governor promulgates Hindu Marriage Ordinance– first time in Pakistan, said the former caretaker Law Minister of Sindh, Mehmood Mandviwalla.


The minorities, including Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists, finally have a law whereby their marriages would be registered and recognized by the Government of Sindh.


According to a press release issued here Friday, the Ordinance was promulgated by the Governor of Sindh, Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan, with the efforts of the Mehmood Mandviwalla.The Ordinance establishes a Hindu Marriage Registration Authority that will be responsible for registration of Hindu marriages solemnized in the province.


Mandviwalla said that during his tenure as caretaker law minister, he had met the representatives of the Hindu Community who had been demanding for a legal framework for registration and accordingly had worked with them to finalise this law.