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Pakistan passes bill to protect Women's rights.




Women's rights groups in Pakistan have welcomed the passing of a bill which will punish those who force women into marriages, or deny them inheritance.

Anyone convicted of forcing a woman into marriage or of receiving her inheritance will be sentenced to prison for 3-10 years or will have to pay a fine of about $6,000, when the Anti-Women's Practices Bill comes into effect.
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Finally! Some good news in the Middle East. I just hope it doesn't end like religious conservatives trying to overthrow the president/prime minister like they did to that Iraqi leader in the 80s/90s... What was his name again? Even if it only takes baby steps to change, then baby steps are good...
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I am really glad that this bill passed. Hopefully there will be more to follow.



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Finally! Some good news in the Middle East. I just hope it doesn't end like religious conservatives trying to overthrow the president/prime minister like they did to that Iraqi leader in the 80s/90s... What was his name again? Even if it only takes baby steps to change, then baby steps are good...
Pakistan isn't in the Middle East....

Anyways, this is a very good step, however there need to be some massive cultural changes in Pakistan for these laws to actually mean something. If honor killings are a regular occurrence, I don't know what they expect a fine to do. It is great that Islamabad is progressive, and forward thinking however places like Waziristan are just lawless.
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Whoops, forgive my lack of Middle East geography. You're right about the cultural thing, though. Maybe they can start with the media? Ya know, like books and the media showing women in a positive/non-submissive way by famous authors that are well recieved all over there and actors/actresses?
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Pakistan is considered a part of the middle east. (Some dispute this and group it with India instead.)

Anyway, this is great! I'm glad this passed.
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Pakistan is really not part of the middle east since it is culturally and ethnically, as well as geographically distinct from the middle east. I believe it is considered part of South Asia. Anyway, this is great news for Pakistani society.

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the middle east is too ****ed up at the moment. the governments can try all they want to liberalize things a bit, but it's futile. there are just too many extreme religious conservatives. yeah, religion is a neat tool to keep the masses under a leash. but too much of it and it backfires. I'm digressing though.
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Honestly speaking it will be of no use until govt mean it......
I have read/heard of many disasters with pakistani women,there are so so many restrictions on them,forced to wear burkha n many more..it seems to me as if women are only treated as a means of bringing forth a new life n nothing else.....
m sorry if I am so rude in my post..but I really mean sympathy to their condition

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Honestly speaking it will be of no use until govt mean it......
I have read/heard of many disasters with pakistani women,there are so so many restrictions on them,forced to wear burkha n many more..it seems to me as if women are only treated as a means of bringing forth a new life n nothing else.....
m sorry if I am so rude in my post..but I really mean sympathy to their condition
I'm not trying to argue what you said, since those things do happen in Pakistan, but stuff like that happens in India too you know, and at a much larger scale. - You should focus on your own country before others.

As for Pakistan being in the middle east - it is not. Many people group it with the middle east since a.) It's close to the middle east or/and b.) It's an Islamic state and has always been grouped with other middle east countries. Pakistan is in South Asia - a culture/traditions and languages much different than that of the middle east.
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Really a gr8 news for all Pakistani women..God bless Pakistan!
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I wonder if those laws are stronger than what is in the US?
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Cool, some really great news!

Kudos to them I guess.
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It's sickening to think that that happens still.

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It's sickening to think that that happens still.
Yes, it is very sickening. Stuff like this happens everywhere. America, Britain, Pakistan, India, China, Japan and so on.

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Awesome! It's always nice 2 hear good news like this!
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Women's rights groups in Pakistan have welcomed the passing of a bill which will punish those who force women into marriages, or deny them inheritance.

Anyone convicted of forcing a woman into marriage or of receiving her inheritance will be sentenced to prison for 3-10 years or will have to pay a fine of about $6,000, when the Anti-Women's Practices Bill comes into effect.
as far as I know it's against their religion since 1400+ years,, it's just their culture! anyway!
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I'm not trying to argue what you said, since those things do happen in Pakistan, but stuff like that happens in India too you know, and at a much larger scale. - You should focus on your own country before others.

As for Pakistan being in the middle east - it is not. Many people group it with the middle east since a.) It's close to the middle east or/and b.) It's an Islamic state and has always been grouped with other middle east countries. Pakistan is in South Asia - a culture/traditions and languages much different than that of the middle east.
Lol I understand ur point of u n m not taking any country's since..not even mine too...i have many muslim friends too n I know abt them a lot,moreover that have the same view as I have elaborated in this..India is one in all respects..religion or states whatever is...

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