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Local jirga declares girl ‘kari’ in Ghotki

A local tribal jirga in Dharki area of Ghotki declared a girl ‘kari’ for marrying of her own free will.

According to details, the jirga also imposed a fine of Rs 1.2 million on the couple along with handing over a girl as ‘wani’.

The girl identified as Nagina, student of 11th grade, married a man named Intazar five months ago.

The so called jirga declared the couple ‘kari’ on their act and stated that the couple was liable to be killed if they disobey orders.

Despite the orders of Sindh High Court (SHC), Wani and Kari practices are still underway in the province.

‘Wani’ is a cultural custom found in some tribal areas of Pakistan wherein young girls are forcibly married as part of punishment for a crime committed by their male relatives.

KILLED FOR HONOUR:

In the meanwhile in Faisalabad, at least two people, including a woman, were shot dead for honour on Sunday. Accused managed to escape after committing dual murder.

The police said that the incident took place in 187-RB of Chak Jhumra in Faisalabad where accused upon suspicion of illicit relations opened fire killing their sister and her alleged paramour.

The accused managed to flee from the scene after committing the crime.

The dead bodies were shifted to hospital for medico-legal formalities from where they were handed over to heirs, whereas, the police after registering a case against the accused started raids for their arrest.



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