Family being pressurised to marry off minor girl -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Family being pressurised to marry off minor girl

KHAIRPUR: The family of a 12-year-old girl is being pressurised to marry her to a man to settle a dispute over allegations of karo-kari.

Mohammad Nawaz Taggar told journalists in Pir Jo Goth on Tuesday that Bashir

Taggar had accused his wife of having illicit relations with him Nawaz).

Bashir expelled his wife from his house and started forcing him (Nawaz) to marry his daughter Arifa to him as fine for dishonouring him, Nawaz said.

On his refusal, Nawaz said, Bashir and his accomplices tried to kidnap his daughter on Monday night but failed as people had gathered on the cries of the girl.

Now Bashir and his relatives were issuing threats of dire consequences to them if he did not agree to the proposed marriage, Nawaz said.
Source: Dawn
Date:2/18/2009