Pak MP marries a 14-year-old girl from Balochistan
According to Pakistan media, Maulana Salahuddin Ayubi, the Member of the National Assembly is in his late 50s, who married a 14-year-old girl from Balochistan.
Pak Observer, a local media, reported that the police have launched the probe after receiving a complaint from an NGO working for the welfare of women in Chitral.
Chitral police station SHO Inspector Sajjad Ahmed was quoted as saying that a few days ago on the complaint of the organisation, 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.
On the contrary, Pak Observer reports that the lawmaker has only solemnized Nikkah with the girl while a proper marriage ceremony is yet to be held.
Meanwhile, the Lower Chitral DPO has said that the girl’s father has assured the authorities that he will not send his daughter until she is 16-years-old.
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.