ISLAMABAD - Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) has rejected the Women Rights Act 2006 declaring it controversial and against Quran and Sunnah.

Sources from CCI said, a meeting of the council was held here on Thursday to discuss Women Rights Act 2006 and other important matters. Chairman CCI Mohammad Khan Shirani presided over the meeting.

Rejecting the Act, CCI said, "Because Women Rights Act 2006 has been made on the will of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and it also includes certain provisions which are against Quran and Sunnah, that is why it is essential that the Act should be reviewed".

Council stated, Act made on the will of NGOs is unacceptable and is being rejected. Recommendations in this regard will be sent to federal government soon.