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Pakistan

Web Desk
February 28, 2016
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Fazl plans to launch movement for husbands' rights

Fazl plans to launch movement for husbands' rights

KARACHI: The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Sunday once again lashed out at  the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz for passing Women Protection Bill in Punjab, which he says is an attempt to destroy the family system in Pakistan.

Addressing party workers, he termed the Women’s Protection Bill (WPB) a violation of the Constitution and Shariah. “ Now i plan to launch campaign for protection of husbands ,” he said jokingly.

He said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and the PML-N joined hands to follow the western civilization by approving the bill.

Reacting to JUI-F chief's ranting, senior PML-N leader Uzma Bukhari said the maulana was causing pain to women by passing such remarks and name calling.

 

Speaking to media on Saturday, he said he feels pity for the husbands in Punjab after the passage of the women protection bill.

The Punjab Assembly adopted the bill last Wednesday. Since then, the maulana has been criticizing the PML-N for the legislation.

Taking a dig at  Shahbaz Shairf , the JUI-F chief said the Punjab chief minister is Khadim-e-Aala from his own house.

Fazl said Islam makes the husbands and wives the protectors of each other’s honour but such a law will disturb the basic fabric of a Muslim household.

“If a woman gets treated badly, she should go to her family or tribal elders and if she doesn’t get justice then she can go to the courts because this is our culture,” he said.

The JUI-F leader stated that during the Musharraf tenure, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) opposed a similar bill but now they themselves have become the followers of the ‘European culture’. He added that such a law seems to have been brought in by the non-governmental organisations (NGO).

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