PA adopts prohibition of usury bill

August 29, 2014

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QUETTA: The Baloch­is­tan Assembly on Thursday unanimously adopted the Balochistan Prohibition of Private Money Lending Bill, 2014.

The bill was tabled by Mi­­nister for Information and Law Abdul Rahim Ziar­at­wal during the assembly session presided over by Speaker Mir Jan Moham­mad Jamali. Several lawmakers lauded the passage of the bill aimed at eradicating usury from society.

They said private money lending business had des­troyed hundreds of families in the province, adding that making money from usury was prohibited in Islam.

The session was adjourned to Saturday.

Published in Dawn, August 29th, 2014