MIRPURKHAS – A 50-year-old man was arrested in Mirpurkhas city of Sindh for tying the knot with a minor girl at the order of a jirga to end a dispute between two parties.
Mirpurkhas (CIA) police in charge Imamuddin Chandio raided the village Ali Bux Kaloisite on Friday and arrested Mustafa Kaloi with Nikkah Khawan Maulvi Mir Asif Talpur, who conducted nikkah on 22nd August.
According to the police, the girl was married to the old man in order to settle a dispute between two families which appeared after Ghulam Mustafa’s daughter and the minor girl’s brother Abdul Aziz Kaloui married each other in court a month ago.
Station House Officer stated that the girl has been recovered during the raid and a FIR has been registered against Ghulam Mustafa Kaloi and Maulvi Asif under Sindh Child Marriage Restraint Act 2013 in Tando Jan Mohammad Police Station.
Although child marriage is legally prohibited in Pakistan, the tradition is still observed in far off places of Pakistan, and is often denounced by human rights activists.