Child Marriage: Police Save 10-year-old Bride In Sukkur
2 years ago
Sat 04th May 2019 | 11:12 AM
Kashmore police stopped the Child Marriage function in time and arrested the culprit after registering a case against him.
Islamabad (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 4th May, 2019)
Police saved a 10-year-old minor girl as it raided a child marriage function in Sukkur.
The girl was being
married to a 40-year-old man. The grandmother of the girl had allegedly sold the girl to the man for Rs0.25 million.
The accused said that he was told that the orphan girl was around 17 years old.
Sukkur Additional Inspector General of
Police Dr Jamil Ahmed said that Kashmore police stopped the Child Marriage function in time and arrested the culprit after registering a case against him.
Marriage Function was stopped by Kashmore police in time, case registered immediately, culprit arrested and child girl sent back home. And it all happened in less than 24 hours, dear friends.
Life of a 10 years old innocent girl was saved yesterday by
Police,” the police officer wrote on Twitter.
The bill to amend the Child
Marriage Restraint Act 1929 was approved by the National Assembly this week.
The bill raised the minimum age of
marriage to 18 years, opening a new era for the development of women in the country and resolving the complications and problems relating to early age marriage.
The bill which was moved by
PPP Senator Sherry Rehman was passed after considerable debates.
The members of the major parties were divided on the bill as most of the
women supported its introduction while many male members were reluctant to lend their support.