Bhakkar: 9-year-old girl given to man as vani
BHAKKAR: A ‘punchayat’ gave in marriage a nine–year–old girl to a man as vani for the crime committed by her father. Alamsher, a resident of Dulewala, got dissolved the marriage of Mumtaz Bibi through court. Mumtaz was sent to Darul Aman. Later on the order of a punchayat, Alamsher tied the knot with Mumtaz Bibi. In exchange for the marriage, the punchayat betrothed Tasleem Bibi, nine–year–old daughter of Alamsher, to Abdul Hafeez, a relative of Mumtaz Bibi.
On the complaint of the victim’s mother Karmai Mai, the police have registered a case against 12 people, including Alamsher, Maulvi Rasheed Ali, the nikkahkhawan, punchayat members Mureed Hussain, Abdul Ghafoor, Abdul Hafeez and Abdul Hameed. The case has been registered under section 301 of the Pakistan Penal Code.