Timely action saves child bride -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Timely action saves child bride

SUKKUR: A timely action by Ghotki police saved an underage girl from being married to a man of thirty on Wednesday.

The wedding was taking place in village Narli Shar situated in Daharki police limits when someone informed the police who raided the venue and arrested the 30-year-old bridegroom Dhani Bux s/o Jurio Shar and his would-be child bride Zarina d/o Ghulam Fareed Shar. However, the other guests escaped from the ceremony.

It was revealed that Ghulam Fareed had solemnised the nikah of her minor daughter Zarina two years ago with Dhani Bux against a payment of Rs80,000 with the promise of rukhsati in two to three years.

Both bridegroom and bride would be produced in the court of law on Thursday, police added.
Source: Dawn
Date:3/11/2010