A Pakistani MP has married a 14-year-old girl. The girl is currently studying in a public school. The MP is four times older than the girl. Jamaat-e-Ulema-e-Islam leader and Qila Abdullah MP Maulana Salahuddin Ayub is facing the charges. A news article about him was published in ‘Dawn’ magazine. This incident has become a topic of discussion in many countries, including Pakistan.
A charity working in the field of women’s welfare in Chitral has lodged a complaint with the police over the incident. Dawn reported that police have registered a case and are investigating.
Pakistani law prohibits marriages with girls under 16 years of age. The girl was studying at a government girls’ school in Jugurja, police said. According to school records, the girl was born on October 28, 2006. News that MP Salahuddin has married a girl four times younger than him has gone viral on social media.
However, it is noteworthy that the girl’s father did not marry their daughter. Police visited the victim’s home based on an NGO complaint.