Police foil marriage of minor girl with old man -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Police foil marriage of minor girl with old man

LAHORE: The police on Wednesday foiled a forced marriage of a 12-year-old girl with a 70-year-old man in Kashmoor area of Jackobabad, a private TV channel reported. According to the channel, the marriage of Miro Khan and the minor girl, Afia, had been arranged on the orders of a panchayat. The wedding was underway when the police raided the premises and arrested the bridegroom along with his relatives. The minor girl is in government care now, the channel reported.
Source: Daily Times
Date:1/29/2009