LAHORE: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Monday said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has promised to address his reservations and make amendments to the legislation against domestic violence passed by the Punjab Assembly last month.
The prime minister had invited Maulana to discuss the Punjab Protection of Women Against Violence Law, which redefines “violence” to include “any offence committed against a woman including domestic violence, emotional, psychological and verbal abuse, economic abuse, stalking or a cyber crime”.
Speaking to the media after the meeting at the Prime Minister’s Raiwind residence here Monday, the JUI-F chief said, “The Prime Minister heard our reservations against the law. He promised to amend the bill so that it does not contradict with the Quran and Sunnah.”
He said that the prime minister had promised to form a committee which would look into the reservations of the religious parties, including the JUI-F.