“No minimum age of marriage according to Islam” stated CII

Islamabad: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has condemned the retrogressive move by the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) to roll back the Muslim family laws and called on the government to stand in defense of women’s rights, a media report said.
The rebuke from the commission came following the CII’s statement Tuesday that there was no minimum age of marriage according to Islam.
“At a time when the state is trying to deal with a grave threat from extremists posing as religious soldiers and the humanitarian challenges in Thar (a region hit by drought), CII’s controversial head Maulana Sheerani has chosen to fire a broadside at the disadvantaged women of the country,” Dawn online Thursday quoted the commission’s statement issued as saying.