As marriage is seen as a vital part of someone’s life, in some cases it can be turned into a horrifying event too. In this era, where we talk about different problems faced by the citizens of one country and how they are ignored by the higher authorities, child marriage is one of them.
As per the statistical reports, 21% of girls in Pakistan are married before they turn 18 and 3% of girls before their 15th birthday. Whereas India, Bangladesh, and Nigeria have the highest percentage of child marriage in the world.
Recently, a story surfaced on social media and caught everyone’s attention was the case of a child bride. In Pakistan’s Rural Sindh area, an 8-year-old girl was sold by her parents to a 45-year-old man for rs. 2.5 Lacs. Luckily, the local police was informed on time and the marriage was stopped.
Later, the police caught the man and the little girl was sent back home. This made people really angry and they are asking till when? And what if the parents sell her again to someone else? The questions are yet to be answered.
After the incident Additional Inspector General of Police, Sukkur tweeted:
Child Marriage Function was stopped by Kashmore police in time, case registered immediately, culprit arrested and child girl sent back home. And it all happened in less than 24 hours, dear friends. Life of a 10 years old innocent girl was saved yesterday by Police. pic.twitter.com/nBhNwy7flv
— Addl IGP Dr Jamil Ahmed (@jahmed95) May 3, 2019