The leading Mullah in Pakistan who said that men should be able to beat their wives "lightly" has given a detailed explanation into the process in which domestic abuse would be allowed.
In an interview with the BBC, the head of Pakistan's Council of Islamic Ideology defended the right of men to beat their wives.
Maulana Sheerani, the chairman of the council, said:
"These recommendations are according to the Quran and the prophet's teachings.The Mullah - who says men should "hit her in areas where her skin is not too thick and not too thin" - says that if all these efforts fail, then beating her is the only solution.
"No one can dispute that.When we draft a bill concerning women we have to consider all possible situations."If a woman does not fulfil her responsibilities in marriage first you advise her, if that doesn't work then you consult he relaticves.
"If that doesn't work, then you desert her in bed. "
"If a woman doesn't respond to advice, doesn't listen to her relatives after you've used all the options - what should be done?"