President signs Hindu Marriage bill into law

19 Mar, 2017 5:56 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – President Mamnoon Hussain Sunday signed Hindu Marriage bill into law, providing for the regulation of Hindu marriages in the country.

The President signed the bill on the advice of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

After the presidential assent, the bill has now been enacted as law of the land, aiming at protecting the marriage, the family, the mother, and child and also to safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of Hindu families, according to a PM House statement.

It is a consolidated law for solemnization of marriages by Hindu families, residing in Pakistan.

The Act will protect Hindu marriages and family rights.

The bill to regulate marriages of minority Hindus in Pakistan had been approved by both the National Assembly and Senate.

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