Couple declared ‘Kari’ over love marriage

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A couple was declared ‘Kari’ by panchayat on Saturday for entering into love marriage without the consensus of two families. The couple has appealed the government and authorities concerned for protection to their lives.

The couple hailing from suburbs of Ghotki had entered into love marriage in a court of Rahimyar Khan without taking their families into confidence. The couple was held by their families and a panchayat (local jirga) attended by members of both families was organised which declared the couple ‘Kari’ for their step.

Meanwhile, the affected couple has appealed the government and authorities concerned for taking notice and provide security as their lives were under threat and they could be executed any time.