MMA member Sindh Assembly Syed Abdul Rashid has submitted the draft law to the Assembly Secretariat to make marriage compulsory for 18-year-olds in Sindh, otherwise parents will be fined
Sindh Assembly member Syed Abdul Rasheed has submitted a draft of “The Sindh Compulsory Marriage Act, 2021” to the Sindh Assembly Secretariat, Dawn has reported. The proposed bill seeks to make it mandatory for parents to marry of their children as soon as they turn18. The proposed bill also states that parents who fail to submit the undertaking would have to pay a fine of Rs500 each.
“I believe that after 18 years of age, if there is a reason [for not marrying], parents should submit an affidavit along with a commitment of the time the person would be married off, Syed Abdul Rasheed said.
Syed Abdul Rasheed shows the hope that all Sindh Assembly members from both the treasury and opposition benches would help in approving the bill for the “progress, happiness and facilitation of positive pathways” for the youth of the province.