- 62-year-old MP of Pakistan’s opposition party marries 14-year-old girl
- Imran Khan’s party opened front, police investigating marriage
- Girl’s father denies allegations of marriage, marriage cannot be done in Pakistan at the age of 16
Maulana Salahuddin Ayubi, a 62-year-old MP of Imran Khan’s opposition radical party Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam in Pakistan, has married a 14-year-old girl. After which there is a ruckus from Parliament to the streets. The ruling Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has caused a ruckus about it. At the same time, a coalition of opposition parties is visible on the backfoot. In fact, Pakistan Democratic Movement PDM, a coalition of opposition parties in Pakistan, is headed by Maulana Fazlur Rahman, the head of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam.
NGO filed complaint
The case of this marriage of Maulana Salahuddin Ayubi, MP from Chitral, Balochistan, is a bit old. On the complaint of an NGO, the police have registered a case and started investigating the entire case. The child’s school made her birth certificate public. In which his date of birth is stated to be 28 October 2006. After this, a local NGO filed a police complaint.
Girl’s father denied marriage charges
It is alleged that the MP is under pressure on the girl’s father, due to which he has denied the marriage of his girl in police inquiries. He claimed that his daughter was not married at all. On the police’s persuasion, the girl’s father has also refused to send his girl to the MP’s residence.
What is the law in Pakistan
According to Pakistani law, a girl under the age of 16 cannot be married. If a girl younger than this is married, it will be considered a crime. For this, a case will also be filed against the girl’s family as well as the person getting married.
The accused MP was not questioned
Police Inspector Sajjad Ahmed of Chitral has confirmed the complaint. After which the police reached the girl’s house and questioned the father. However, the police have now converted the case into an FIR or no, no information has been given about it. The police are yet to interrogate the accused MP.
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