CJP Saqib Nisar orders arrest of 70 years old man for reportedly marrying a minor girl

Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has ordered  on Wednesday to apprehend within 10 days and present in court a 70-year-old man who has been accused of attempting to forcibly marry a minor girl in Balochistan’s Qila Abdullah district.

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The ruling came as a three-judge bench headed by CJP Nisar heard the underage marriage case at the Quetta Registry of the Supreme Court.

Balochistan Inspector General of Police (IGP) Moazzam Jah Ansari, district deputy commissioner and Qila Abdullah district police officer were present during the hearing.

“A 70-year-old forcibly claimed my 10-year-old sister in 2017,” the brother said while stating that as per tradition if a man resorts to aerial firing outside your house he can claim a woman of the house as his spouse.

He further alleged that he was kidnapped on July 6, 2017 from Qila Abdullah’s Gulistan area in connection with this case.

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