Coun­cil of Is­lamic Ide­ol­ogy backs leg­is­la­tion on triple ta­laq as pun­ish­able of­fence

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tailed meet­ing held by the coun­cil the same day, the chair­per­son re­vealed that a con­fer­ence will be held soon in which schol­ars will pro­vide their in­put on the mat­ter. The coun­cil also de­cided that to rem­edy the preva­lent di­vorce rate and other such is­sues, a con­sol­i­dated form for di­vorce will be pre­pared which will in­clude pu­ni­tive mea­sures for cases in which di­vorce is de­clared three times in one sit­ting. A draft for the con­sol­i­dated form will be sub­mit­ted for the fed­eral gov­ern­ment’s re­view, the CII chair­per­son in­formed me­diap er­sons, adding that work had al­ready be­gun on the form and that it will be ready soon. Dr Ayaz said that ‘on-the-spot’ di­vorce had be­come a wide­spread so­cial is­sue, in­ci­dences of which are re­ported on a daily ba­sis to var­i­ous mosques, af­ter which the mat­ter is taken to court. Mem­bers of the coun­cil dur­ing the meet­ing ob­served that in such sit­u­a­tions, women and chil­dren are ad­versely af­fected, es­pe­cially with re­gard to their emo­tional health and fu­ture ed­u­ca­tion.

Dr Qi­bla Ayaz, the chair­per­son of the Coun­cil of Is­lamic Ide­ol­ogy (CII), on Wed­nes­day an­nounced the coun­cil’s de­ci­sion to sup­port the dec­la­ra­tion of ‘triple ta­laq’ as a pun­ish­able of­fence, and that the coun­cil would un­dergo con­sul­ta­tions with var­i­ous schol­ars soon to de­cide the ap­pro­pri­ate pun­ish­ment in such cases.Ad­dress­ing a press con­fer­ence soon af­ter a de-

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