The Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights on Wednesday affirmed a draft charge hoping to raise the base age for marriage in the nation to 18 years and to prevent child marriages.
The Child Marriage Restraint (Amendment) Bill, 2018 hopes to build the base age by which ladies can wed to 18. At present, the lawful age for marriage for ladies in the nation is 16 years, while that for men is 18 years.
Amid the session today, Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari said the proposed bill would be introduced in the parliament one month from now.
This bill had before been introduced in the Senate by PPP official Sherry Rehman, however was sent to the human rights panel by Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani for further discussion.
“This bill has been displayed so as to stop youngster marriage. A comparative enactment was at that point received by the Sindh Assembly. This bill, in any case, will likewise apply on Islamabad,” Senator Rehman said.
“Eighteen years ought to be proclaimed the time of adulthood in the nation and the world ‘youngster’ ought to be illuminated,” she stated, taking note of that 21 percent of tyke passings in the nation are brought about by youth relational unions.
The congressperson likewise told the board of trustees that Pakistan holds the second position on the rundown of nations with the most elevated tyke marriage rates.
As indicated by Senator Rehman, the age for marriage everywhere throughout the world is 18 years; individuals under that age are viewed as youngsters.
Dr Mazari told the gathering that her gathering, the decision PTI, seconds the bill. Panel administrator Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar said the way that all gatherings endorse of the bill is invited.