The National Assembly of Pakistan has passed a resolution to prevent forced conversions in the country, reported WION.
The resolution intends to make forced conversion a criminal offence punishable under Pakistani law with seven years in prison and a fine of up to one million Pakistan rupees once the resolution is formally passed as law. As per the report, the resolution is expected to be passed formally as law in the next two weeks or so.
The purpose of the resolution is to deter forced conversions of Christians, Hindus or minorities of any other religion in the country. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) tabled the resolution and passed it without any opposition. Earlier, Pakistan Muslim League tried to pass a similar resolution, however, it was vigorously opposed by its allies and the opposition.