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Reply sought in plea against a section of Punjab Child Marriage Act

By Numan Wahab
May 19, 2023

LAHORE: Lahore High Court Justice Shahid Karim on Thursday sought a reply from the federal and Punjab governments on a petition challenging section 2 of the Punjab Child Marriage Act 1929.

The petition has been moved by Advocate Abuzar Salman Niazi contending that section 2 of the Child Marriage Prohibition Act is in conflict with the Constitution. He argued that the said section is a discrimination against women.