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Child Marriages 

The most important and emerging issue now a days in Pakistan is child marriage, which has been   practiced regularly. According to some estimate there are more than 1000 force marriages occurred every year in Pakistan. 23 % girls are forcefully married each year in Pakistan. It is accepted worldwide and the law clearly explains that 18 years of age is the legal age for marriage for everyone. In Pakistan, they don’t pay heed to this law. The police need to arrest and investigate such cases. Increasing punishment for such criminal activity would discourage this practice. Early marriages should be strictly forbidden considering also that Pakistan has the highest rate of population. The government should ensure the implementation of the underage marriage law to end this brutality and should take some measures to curb this trend and launch a campaign to discourage child marriages in rural areas.

Shehzad Khan Marwat

AKDC Bannu


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