Islamic Council Says Pakistani Husbands Can 'Lightly Beat' Their Wives

Council Of Islamic Ideology in Pakistan made its ‘wife-beating’ recommendation in a proposed women protection bill. Council Of Islamic Ideology enjoys constitutional status in Pakistan and gives non-binding proposals to parliament to make laws according to Islam. CII’s new bill also recommends ban on co-education after primary school, ban on women from taking part in military combat, ban from working in advertisements.

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The controversial alternative bill was prepared after the CII rejected Punjab's Protection of Women against Violence Act (PPWA) 2015, as un-Islamic. The law has been proposed at a time when the CII is under fire from many social groups for opposing women's rights.

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