A com­mend­able de­ci­sion

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION - WAJIHA MASUD

The bill pre­sented by Law Min­is­ter Rana Sanaullah pro­hibits os­ten­ta­tious cel­e­bra­tions across the Prov­ince of Pun­jab. Ac­cord­ing to the bill, a per­son or­ga­niz­ing the marriage shall not dec­o­rate streets, roads or pub­lic parks or any other place other than the building. The marriage site shall en­sure con­clu­sion of all cer­e­monies re­lat­ing to marriage on or be­fore 10:00 pm. More­over, more than one dish will not be al­lowed.

If any per­son vi­o­lates any of the sec­tions, he will be guilty of an of­fence pun­ish­able with simple im­pris­on­ment and fine not less than 50,000. Step taken by Pun­jab Gov­ern­ment is re­ally ap­pre­cia­ble and ad­mirable, which may re­sult in less marriage break-ups and dis­crim­i­na­tions. Hope to have such laws passed in As­sem­blies and im­ple­mented by gov­ern­ment, all over Pak­istan. —Via email

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