LAHORE - Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah yesterday said Council of Islamic Ideology should come up with written objections, if any, on Protection of Women against Violence Act.
The body cannot impose its recommendations on any institution without solid objections, he added.
Talking to a press conference, the minister said the government has sought recommendations from 1,100 ulema to remove certain ambiguities according to the perception of the ulema. The government would take up the matter in the provincial legislature if the CII comes up with written recommendations with solid objections.
The ulema raised objections mainly to four points of the law, which include bracelets for the suspected persons involved in crimes against women, psychological torture to women, throwing husband out of the house and role of reconciliation committees, said the law minister.
The first women protection centre would be set up in Multan in June this year and around 10 more centres would be established by the end of the year, he added.
The government would induct local ulema in reconciliation committees on the recommendations of the National Ulema Committee, said Sanaullah. The criminals throwing acid on women would get exemplary punishment, he added.