Mon, 17 Jun 2013 11:00:00 GMT | By PTI

10-year-old Pakistan girl forced to marry to settle feud

The incident occurred at Malahanwala in Hafizabad district, where the young daughter of Muhammad Akram was married off under the custom of 'vani' to settle a dispute


10-year-old Pakistan girl forced to marry to settle feud (© Rex Features)

Lahore: A 10-year-old girl was forcibly married to a 50-year-old man in Pakistan's Punjab province as part of a custom to resolve a feud, according to a media report.

The incident occurred at Malahanwala in Hafizabad district, where the young daughter of Muhammad Akram was married off under the custom of 'vani' to settle a dispute that began when he took a second wife.

Akram abducted a woman named Munawaran Bibi and later married her out of love, police were quoted as saying by The Express Tribune. Munawaran was Akram's second wife.

The village panchayat decided to give Akram's daughter's in marriage to Munawaran's middle-aged brother Falak Sher to settle the feud that began after Akram's second marriage.

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