Six girls to pay for elders' whim -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Six girls to pay for elders’ whim

SHIKARPUR, Sept 6: A jirga has decided to hand over six minor girls of up to 13 years old, in a so-called compensation of two murders, to aggrieved party. The jirga was held in village Ali Muhammad near Khairpur, on Friday.

The Jirga was held by the notable Mir Niaz Hussain Khan Jatoi.

According to reliable sources Ali Muhammad Jatoi and Ali Khan Jatoi were killed in the firing by Bago Jatoi men. The men had attacked the houses of deceased with automatic weapons.

The Jirga found Bago Jatoi guilty and fined him to hand over six minor girls, besides imposing Rs100,000 for police expenses. The names of girls could not be ascertained.

Police did not confirm holding of the jirga.
Source: Dawn
Date:9/7/2008