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Chiniot: Minors marriage with 35-year-old thwarted
An attempt of a 35-year-old person to marry a 7-year-old girl in Chiniot was thwarted by police on Saturday. Groom and father of the minor have been arrested.
Zafar Abbad, a resident of Muhallah Noor Walay of Chiniot, tied the knot of his som Ansar with his brothers daughter Samina and fixed the marriage of his 7-year-old daughter Sania with his brothers 35-year-old son Zahid. Baraat reached at the door and marriage was just to be held when police thwarted reached the spot and foiled it.
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The Child Marriage Restraint Act 1929 introduced penal sanctions for contracting child marriages. The minimum marriage age as the Act currently stands is 18 for males and 16 for females.
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