Lahore: As per media reports Punjab Assembly in Pakistan unanimously passed a Bill that will provide legal status to Sikh marriages in the Muslim-majority country.
The Punjab Assembly unanimously passed the Punjab Sikhs Anand Karaj Marriages Act 2017. This is the first time that family matters of the community, such as marriage, will be separately regulated.
As per the tribune the Bill was tabled by minority member of Punjab Assembly (MPA) Sardar Ramesh Singh Arora. The passage of the Bill has repealed the Anand Marriage Act 1909, passed during the British rule.
MPA Arora said Pakistan would be the only country in the world to register Sikh marriages after the enactment of this Bill. Previously, the record of Sikh marriages was maintained in gurdwaras.
“It is the first time the family laws of Sikhs are regulated separately in Pakistan and all credit goes to the Punjab government,” he said
“Today is a historic day for the Sikh community living in Pakistan,” he said.