Criticisms of CII proposals in Pakistan

Commentators in Pakistan criticise the CII proposals that attack protections for the rights of women:

While civil society members and woman representatives rejected the recommendations of the Council of Islamic Ideology on a new women protection bill, legal experts say only parliament has the right to legislate and there was no legal status of the proposals presented by the CII.
Supreme Court Bar Association President Barrister Ali Zafar said on Thursday that CII’s proposals about ‘slight’ beating of women, a ban on co-education, restraining women from taking part in military combat and interacting with males, preventing female nurses from taking care of male patients and banning women from working in ads, are only the opinion of the CII members. He said these proposals are not binding on parliament, which is authorised to make any laws.


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