Proper Implementation Of Early Child Marriage Laws Urged
Muhammad Irfan 2 years ago Wed 10th July 2019 | 04:29 PM
Social activists on Wednesday urged the quarters concerned to ensure proper implementation of early child marriage laws to root out this menace for mental, emotional and physical development of girls
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 10th Jul, 2019 ) :Social activists on Wednesday urged the quarters concerned to ensure proper implementation of early child marriage laws to root out this menace for mental, emotional and physical development of girls.
According to a survey report, around 140 million underage girls were supposed to get married in Pakistan by 2020 since 2011, despite many bills passed the legislators on the Child Marriage Restraint (Amendment).
The report revealed that child marriages were mostly practiced in the rural areas of the country and mainly rooted in some areas of Sindh province.
However, the highest number of girl child marriages was recorded in the tribal areas of the country.
The data showed that three percent of girls were married before the age of 15 years and 21 percent before 18 years.
Social activist, Robina while commenting on the subject said the proper implementation of the law was need of the hour from the authorities concerned to root out this menace.
She said that many laws have been passed by the legislators and urged to properly implement these laws in order to address the issue.
Another social activist, Sabeen Ahmed said the girls who were married at early age face psychological issues. "They often feel isolated and disempowered and are deprived of their basic rights to health ,education and safety",she added.
She said child brides face more risks of experiencing health complications and suffer domestic violence due to less knowledge about their rights, she added.
When contacted an official from the Ministry of Human Rights said that the present government was committed to ensure all such laws that were related with the mental and physical development of girls.
He said the ministry has started the system of monitoring the implementation of laws related with the basic rights of people. He said that the ministry was vigilant and active to ensure implementation of early child marriage laws.