After decades of filibustering, a National Assembly committee on Monday approved a draft law on Hindu marriages, paving the way for registering marriages in the minuscule religious minority of Pakistan.
Five Hindu MNAs were specially invited to the deliberations of the Standing Committee on Law and Justice on the Hindu Marriage Bill 2015.
Though delaying tactics continued almost to the last, the committee adopted the bill unanimously after making two amendments to fix the minimum age of the marrying male and female at 18 and making the law applicable to whole country, instead of just the federal territory.
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