Pakistan : 50 years old MP marries a girl less than half of his age


According to the Pak Observer reports, the lawmaker has only solemnized Nikkah with the girl, a proper marriage ceremony is yet to be held.


Pakistan police have launched an investigation into the marriage of a 14-year-old girl with Maulana Salahuddin Ayubi, leader of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F), and a Member of the National Assembly (MNA) from Balochistan.


According to the local media reports, Pak Observer has reported that the Pakistan police have launched the investigation after receiving a complaint from an NGO working for the welfare of women in Chitral.


As per as dawn report, the teenage girl was a student of Government Girls High School which is located at Jughoor. Where her date of birth is clearly recorded, as of October 28, 2006, which has shown that she had not attained the age of marriage.


On the other, Maulana Salahuddin Ayubi, the Member of the National Assembly is 50 years old.


Sajjad Ahmed, SHO Inspector of Chitral police station said, "a few days ago on the complaint of the organization, the police had reached the girl's home, but her father had denied the girl's marriage and had even given an affidavit to this effect."


He added, "The marriage of the teenage girl with the Pakistan MP, who is four times her age, comes despite the country's law, which does not allow marriages of girls below the age of 16 and also recommends punishment for parents if they wilfully do it."


According to the Pak Observer reports, the lawmaker has only solemnized Nikkah with the girl, a proper marriage ceremony is yet to be held.


The Lower Chitral DPO has said, "the girl's father has assured the authorities that he will not send his daughter until she is 16-years-old."


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