Jirga orders teenage girl to marry 40-year-old man in Mardan


MARDAN: A 14-year-old girl who was married off to a 40-year-old man as ‘Sawara’ on the orders of a jirga in Mardan’s Babozai area on Sunday.

The police reached the site and arrested the groom, identified as Inamullah, along with the teenager’s father and brother.

According to the details, another girl had entered in a love marriage in the suburbs of Mardan and the two families settled the dispute the tradition of ‘Sawara’.

Earlier, Inamullah had gotten a divorce from his first wife on their orders of the jirga.

A case has been registered against a cleric and 13 others, including the girl’s family members and two members of the jirga.

The police took the girl into protective custody and shifted her to Darul Aman.