Father seeks protection for Vani girl -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Father seeks protection for Vani girl

MULTAN: A man has sought protection from Baloch tribesmen and Sardars who have ordered him to give his one and a half years old daughter as Vani to a tribal chief’s son. Addressing a press conference at the Multan Press Club on Saturday, Shah Muhammad, a resident of Miranpur, Rojhan tehsil said that Tribal chief Tota Khan had himself decided to take his minor daughter Mariam Bibi for his son Muhammad Bukhsh as Vani. “We are unable to face his power,” he said. He said Tota Khan’s men had threatened him and his family to kill if they did not comply with the tribal tradition. He has appealed to President Pervez Musharraf, Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz, Governor Khalid Maqbool, Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi and the Dera Ghazi Khan Regional Police Officer to provide them with security.

Source: The News

Date:1/7/2007