Islamabad High Court sets age limit for marriages

Islamabad High Court sets age limit for marriages

Islamabad High Court sets age limit for marriages

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday barred children below the age of 18 to marry, giving clarity on the underage marriage bill.

As indicated by subtleties, the IHC seat headed by Justice Babar Sattar gave a point by point decision with respect to the underage marriage bill and decided that youngsters underneath the age of 18-year-old couldn't be hitched.

The Islamabad High Court in its definite decision expressed that any marriage that includes a kid beneath the age of 18 will be disallowed and regardless of whether a youngster has turned into an observer to a wedding service then his observer will be announced invalid and void.

The court, nonetheless, didn't lead on the time of adolescence.

In April 2019, the Senate passed, with a greater part vote, a bill to alter the youngster marriage limitation act 1929.

As indicated by the alteration, marriage under 18 years can prompt a fine of Rs200,000 and three years of severe discipline for facilitators.

Representative Sherry Rehman introduced the bill to be passed collectively, notwithstanding, Senator Ghafoor Haidri brought up a criticism saying the bill should be shipped off Islamic Ideology Council (IIC) for additional thought.

Following the discussion on the bill, the Senate administrator looked for casting a ballot and passed the bill with resistance of five votes.

The Senate Standing Committee for Human Rights had endorsed the Child Marriage Restraint (Amendment) Bill 2018 on Jan 30.

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