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.
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.