The much-debated Child Marriage Restraint Bill was passed by Senate yesterday, criminalizing marriage of underage children. The bill was presented by Senator Sherry Rehman and sets the legal age of 18 for children to be married.
The bill was approved by the Senate despite the opposition from PTI, JUI, and JI on final voting as per Ms Rehamns account:
A very big thank u to all my Senate colleagues who joined forces to defeat loud opposition by PTI Govt, JUI and JI on final voting on my Child Marriage Restraint Bill! The bill passed all phases and defines childhood at age 18,as in Sindh. Marriages under age will b criminalised
— SenatorSherryRehman (@sherryrehman) April 29, 2019
We have surely fell in love with Sherry Rehman for this AMAZING tweet that followed us right to the heart, for a subject we all stand together at!
That’s just our reaction, here is how other people are reacting to it:
Congratulations Child rights movement, and thank a billion Senator Sherry Rehman for always taking up these challenges 🤩
— S Malaika Raza (@MalaikaSRaza) April 29, 2019
This is such a great news. Thank you and soooo proud 😍♥️
— meena gabeena (@gabeeno) April 29, 2019
— Girls Not Brides (@GirlsNotBrides) April 29, 2019
— Senator Sehar Kamran T.I. (@SeharKamran) April 29, 2019
Excellant, This nation does not deserves but it’s really a matter of honour and dignity for all of us.
— Mushahid Ali (@mushahidali) April 29, 2019