Jirga orders handover of two girls as Wani in Ghotki
  • 9 years ago
KHABAR TV – A local jirga in Ghotki ordered a village worker to give two minor girls as Wani and pay Rs5 lac cash on the charges of injuring the sister of a landlord, Dunya News reported on Saturday. According to details, the incident occurred in the Haji Khan village where the jirga on the basis of doubt accused the labourer Sukheo Mehar of allegedly wounding the sister of influential landlord Allah Yar Khan Mehar. Despite of not proving the labourer as guilty, the jirga ordered him to pay the landlord a sum of Rs5 lac alongwith giving two daughters as Wani. The ill-fated labourer sold all his savings, cattle and other goods and paid the amount to the landlord however; he left the village after refusing to give his daughters in Wani. The displaced family has appealed the authorities to save the life of their two daughters. Wani is a cultural custom found in some tribal areas of Pakistan wherein young girls are forcibly married as part of punishment for a crime committed by her male relatives.

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