PESHAWAR: Special assistant to the chief minister on minorities Wazirzada on Tuesday said the government was going to introduce Kalash Marriage Act keeping in view the traditions and rituals being followed by the Kalash community members.

He said this after inking an MoU with Pak Council of World Religion Chairman Qari Roohullah Madni here.

Mr Wazirzada said renowned lawyer Nabiag Kalash Advocate would be hired to draft the marriage act, adding suggestions and proposals of local elders and the community leaders would also be invited.

The CM’s assistant said traditions of Kalash tribe would be kept in mind while drafting the marriage act that would be tabled in the provincial legislature after completing legal requirements.

He said marriage act would provide legal protection to the traditions of Kalash tribe and also promote mutual coexistence and interfaith harmony.

Published in Dawn, October 14th, 2020