Islamabad (Web Desk): The Senate on Friday passed "The Hindu Marriage Bill, 2016".

The Bill moved by Minister for Law Zahid Hamid provides solemnization of marriages by Hindu families, Radio Pakistan reported.        

The minister said the bill will institutionalize marriages of the Hindu community. He said there was no documentation previously in this regard. He pointed out that the bill has full backing of Hindu community, members of the National Assembly and other concerned forums.