Anti honour killing, rape Bills to be presented in joint session next month

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ISLAMABAD, Jul 21 (APP): The anti honour killing laws (amendment) Bill and anti rape laws (criminal laws amendment) Bill would be taken up for legislation in the joint session of the parliament in the first half of August, 2016.

This was decided in a meeting of Laws Review Committee chaired by Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here on Thursday.

The Committee discussed the Anti Honour Killing Laws (Amendment) Bill and Anti Rape Laws (Criminal Laws Amendment) Bill.

It was noted that there was broad consensus on the Bills among the political parties.

Finance Minister, Ishaq Dar stated that the government had taken serious notice of incidents of honour killings and desecration of women and wanted to purge the society of these evils.

Enactment of the laws would help achieve this objective, he said.