KP govt begins preparing draft for Kalasha Marriage Act
PESHAWAR: The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has started preparing a draft for Kalasha Marriage Act in a bid to legalise marriages in old tribe of Kalash.
“For the first time in history, the provincial government is going to introduce the Kalasha Marriage Act,” said Special Assistant to the Chief Minister on Minorities MPA Wazir Zada, himself belongs to Kalash tribe.
He said the government was working for legislation regarding marriage, dowry, divorce and inheritance in Kalasha, in consultation with 74 qazis in Kalasha. The draft would be completed by Jan 2021, he said.
Wazir Zada said the law would provide legal protection now marriage, dowry, divorce and inheritance of Kalasha people. He said population of the tribe comprised 4,000 people, out of whom 46 percent were women and 54 percent men.