Christian Community welcomes Christian Marriage and Divorce Act, 2019

NationalChristian Community welcomes Christian Marriage and Divorce Act, 2019

MULTAN, Pakistan: The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) in collaboration with the Ministry of Human Rights & Minorities Affairs, the Government of the Punjab, organized a seminar in Multan on Wednesday, that demanded early passage of progressive legislation “Christian Marriage and Divorce Act, 2019”.

The Punjab Minister for Human Rights and Minorities Affairs Ijaz Alam Augustine was the Chief Guest while the CSJ Executive Director Peter Jacob was the keynote speaker.

   

Speaking on the occasion, Ejaz Alam Augustine said that the government is open to build consensus and incorporate actionable recommendations to address the issues relating to Christian marriages. He said that the government would pass Christian Marriage and Divorce Bill once there is considerable consensus among Christian denominations on all clauses of the proposed law. However, he added that, the legislation is imperative to help make the processes easy and streamlined and contribute to reduce the sufferings faced by Christian Community, and protecting family life of Christian Community.

Peter Jacob said, “The proposed government law regulates issues relating to marriage and divorce of Christians. It neither makes any intervention in religious law, nor affect the religious beliefs of particular churches or does not impinges upon right of religious denominations to impose their own particular laws on their followers.”

“There is a need to repeal 145 years old matrimonial laws i.e. Christian Marriage Act, 1972 and Christian Divorce Act, 1869, and introduce a comprehensive law that is in compliant with human rights standards, and has a potential to contribute to effectively address the needs and challenges relating to Christian marriages,” he added.

The seminar was joined by religious leaders, lawyers, educationists and members of civil society groups including notable figures; Father Yaqub Farooq, Father Jamshed Albert, Father Yousaf Sohan, Pastor Munawar Gill, Pastor Elli Azhar, Pastor Sorab William Younas, Hanif Lal, Tasbeeta Saqib Advocate, Allah Dad Khan Advocate, Hanif Masih Advocate, Zickeriya Youhana Advocate, Sarfraz Clement and Shazar Gill.

Mati
Mati
Mati-Ullah is the Online Editor For DND. He is the real man to handle the team around the Country and get news from them and provide to you instantly.

Must read

Recent News

Committee formed to plan establishment of Dasu-Chilas Safe City Project

0
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Federal Minister for Interior Mohsin Naqvi has formed a committee to prepare a plan for establishment of Dasu-Chilas Safe City Project...

Ayaz Sadiq for collaboration between CPA & PIPS

0
LONDON: The Secretary General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Stephen Twigg called on the Speaker National Assembly of Pakistan Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in...

Hajj 2024: Religious Affairs Ministry ensures well-being of Pakistani pilgrims

0
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony (MORA) is working tirelessly to ensure the comfort and well-being of Pakistani pilgrims performing...

Upcoming budget should be people-friendly: Gilani

0
MULTAN, Pakistan: The Acting President Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has urged the need for the upcoming budget to be people-friendly.While addressing a gathering...

Pakistan welcomes ICJ ruling on Gaza

0
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan has welcomed the additional provisional measures by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordering Israel to immediately halt its military offensive...
Advertisement