Abdul Halim Khan

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Abdul Halim Khan is a politician, a Muslim cleric, and an ex MNA from Kohistan, Pakistan. He belongs to the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal Pakistan party and won the NA-23 (Kohistan) constituency seat in 2002.[1] He holds the view that "girls should not be educated, women should not work unless accompanied by mahrams and 'honour' killing is a religiously-sanctioned practice",[2] and has threatened that women working for NGOs who enter Kohistan will be forcibly married.[3]

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  1. ^ Constituency-wise detailed results: NWFP Province
  2. ^ "NGOs under threat". Dawn. 2 June 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2012. This was in keeping with his other obscurantist views, according to which girls should not be educated, women should not work unless accompanied by mahrams and ‘honour’ killing is a religiously-sanctioned practice. 
  3. ^ "Forced marriage threat made to NGO women". Dawn. 6 May 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2012. Former Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal MNA from Kohistan Maulvi Abdul Haleem on Saturday warned women working in nongovernmental organisations against entering his district and said violators of the warning would be forcibly married off to locals.