Islamic leader in Pakistan defends advising men to ‘lightly beat’ their wives, saying ‘it is according to the Koran

An Islamic leader in Pakistan has defended his step-by-step guide on how to beat a woman, saying he will not reconsider the recommendations.

Pakistan’s Council of Islamic Ideology chairman Muhammad Khan Sherani said husbands were often left without a choice if they felt their wives were not listening to them.

He said: ‘When we draft a bill concerning women we have to consider all possible situations.

Our political class has imported these beliefs on a massive scale.

What is their aim?