The news about JUI-F leader Maulana Salahuddin Ayyubi, a National Assembly Lawmaker from Balochistan, marrying a 14-year-old from Chitral broke out recently.
A local organization, Anjuman Dawat-o-Azeemat, complained to the police about inquiring whether the girl was of the age of 18 or not. If not, legal actions must be taken against those responsible under the Prevention of Child Marriage Act.
Chitral police have started an investigation. SHO inspector Sajjad Ahmed reported that the girl’s family is out of town, and they will be investigated upon their return. Moreover, the girl’s father has signed an affidavit denying all the reports about the marriage.
Reports have revealed that the girl’s date of birth is recorded as 28th of Oct, 2006.
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