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Pakistan’s Religious Council Moves Against Rash Divorce

A state-run Pakistani council has proposed an amendment to the country’s Islam-based family laws, seeking punishment for a man if he divorces his wife in a fit of rage. The proposal by Maulana Muhammad Khan Sheerani, head of the state-run Council of Islamic Ideology, is likely to stir up debate in a country where a man can divorce his wife by simply telling her "I divorce you" three times. He must follow up to register the divorce with authorities. Sheerani told VOA Deewa...

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