The Resolution, submitted on Saturday to the Punjab assembly stated that from an Islamic point of view the dowry custom is against the religious norm and action must be taken against anyone who is asking for dowry.
Lawmaker from Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Uzma Zahid Bukhari put forward a resolution demanding an end on dowry, and calling to set its specific limit on a state level.
“There is no concept of a menace like dowry in Islam,” the resolution noted seeking action against all those who ask for it.
Load wedding stars such as Mehwish Hayat and Fahad Mustafa took to social media to express their emotions in regards to this resolution being submitted
I’m so thrilled today to see this happening in #Pakistan we can change anything if we strive and try togather #pakistanzindabad
PML-N MNA submits resolution to ban dowry in Punjab Assembly – https://t.co/aJwNGhCFbM
— MehwishHayat (@MehwishHayat) 31 March 2019
The issue of weddings with dowry has been existent in Pakistani society. There is a fine of Rs 0.3 million or three months imprisonment for asking dowry. If there is a present or gift given by the husband, is forced to be returned then the violator will face a punishment of up to three months or a fine that needs to be submitted of Rs. 0.2 million.
In the year of 2018, the Women Development Department got Sindh Dowry Act 2017 draft forwarded for discussion purposes proposing that the extravagant dowry, presents and bridal gifts in marriage should be fixed at Rs50,000.