In a stunning incident, Pakistani Maulana Salahuddin Ayubi, chief of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F), and a Member of the National Assembly (MNA) from Balochistan married a 14-year-old woman. The Pakistan police have launched an investigation into the wedding.
Citing native media, Pak Observer has reported that the police have launched the probe after receiving a grievance from an NGO working for the welfare of ladies in Chitral. According to a report by Dawn, the woman was a scholar of Government Girls High School, Jughoor, the place her date of beginning had been recorded as of October 28, 2006, which confirmed that she had not attained the age of marriage. Jughoor is in Chitral city in northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa of Pakistan.
Maulana Salahuddin Ayubi, the Member of the National Assembly is in his late 50s, in line with Pakistan media. Chitral police station SHO Inspector Sajjad Ahmed was quoted as saying that a couple of days in the past on the grievance of the organisation, the police had reached the woman`s house, however her father had denied the woman`s marriage and had even given an affidavit to this impact.
The marriage of the teenage woman with the Pakistan MP, who’s 4 instances her age, comes regardless of the nation`s regulation, which doesn’t permit marriages of women beneath the age of 16 and in addition recommends punishment for folks in the event that they wilfully do it.
According to Pak Observer, the lawmaker has solely solemnized Nikkah with the woman whereas a correct wedding ceremony is but to be held. Meanwhile, the Lower Chitral DPO has stated that the woman`s father has assured the authorities that he is not going to ship his daughter till she is 16-years-old.
with further inputs from information company ANI