Timely action saves minor girl -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Timely action saves minor girl

By Waseem Shamsi

SUKKUR: Timely action by police on Thursday saved a minor girl from being married off to a man in Kamal Lashari village in Sobhodero taluka of Khairpur district.

According to reports, Himmat Ali Lashari had sold his daughter Sharifan to Ayub Jamro, 26, of Ali Bux Jamro village for Rs150,000.

Three days ago Maulavi Ghulam Qadir Lashari solemnised the marriage of Ayub with Sharifan without asking the bride’s age.

Police carried out a raid during the rukhsati ceremony and arrested the girl’s father, the bridegroom and the Maulavi. A case was registered against them under section 371/A and B.

Local people said one month ago seven-year-old Naziran was married off to Guhram Lashari, 30, and nine-year-old Seema was married to Wazir Lashari, 34, in the same area, but police didn’t take any action.
Source: Dawn
Date:5/22/2009