Punjab

Police foil attempt to marry off underage girl in Lahore

LAHORE: Punjab Police foiled an attempt to marry off an underage girl in Lahore’s Nawab town on Sunday, ARY News reported.

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According to details, police personnel raided a house in Nawab town where a marriage function was arranged to marry off an eight year old girl Sumera with a 20 year old youth Khizer.

Police arrested the bridegroom and girl’s father Abbas along with the marriage solemnizer (Nikah Khawan).

The bride was also taken into custody and later handed over to the Child Protection and Welfare Bureau.

Police had registered a case against the suspects under the Child Marriage Restraint Act on the complaint of the Child Protection and Welfare Bureau

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