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Five girls fall victim to ‘swara’

Five girls fall victim to ‘swara’

By: Sheerinzada KALAM: Two tribal jirgas in Kalam ordered on Monday that five girls be handed over under the ‘swara’ custom to settle family disputes. The police has been ordered to arrest jirga members and recover the girls immediately. Swara ...

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Child marriage: Minor girl ‘sold’ to suitor

Child marriage: Minor girl ‘sold’ to suitor

By: Aushique Shaikh SOBHO DERO: A nine year old girl, W*, was married to 35-year old Zahid Zardari on Thursday, after the groom reportedly paid Rs1.5 million to her family. W* is a resident of the Kamal Lashari village. Her ...

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Sindh moves to ban dowry, child marriages

Sindh moves to ban dowry, child marriages

By: Azeem Samar Karachi: Three private bills calling for a ban on wasteful expenses on wedding functions, child marriages and the practice of dowry in the province were introduced in the Sindh Assembly session on Tuesday. On the first private ...

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Nine jirga members jailed in swara case

Nine jirga members jailed in swara case

MINGORA: A local court in Matta tehsil here on Wednesday sent nine people to jail for holding a jirga to give a minor girl in swara to the rival family. According to police, the accused had called a jirga on ...

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By force: All knotted up, nowhere to go

By force: All knotted up, nowhere to go

By: Maha Mussadaq ISLAMABAD: “One day, when my smart phone caught nearby Wi-Fi signals, I knew this was my only chance to ask for help,” said Faiza Javed, a woman who was stuck in a marriage she was forced into ...

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