Ashrafi suggests amendments in Women Protection Bill

LAHORE: Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) Chairman Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi terming some sections of the Women Protection Bill objectionable, said his council had prepared some recommendations on the bill.

Talking to media, he said a meeting of the noted Muftis and law experts would be called for deliberating on the issue.

He said the final recommendations would be presented in the next meeting of the Women Protection review committee.

Ashrafi said the committee itself had expressed resentments on some sections of the bill and the government had agreed to address them.

“Torture is illegal and “Haram” on women as well as men.”

Ashrafi said the entire bill could not be declared unconstitutional and anti-shariah, adding that the bill should not be politicised as was done in other so many issues.

He urged all religious parties to present their written reservations on the bill so that nation and the government could ascertain the loopholes and objections.

To a question, Ashrafi said that entire nation was united on the blasphemy law and Ulema always played their role against its abuse.