KARACHI: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Saturday referred to as for an finish to youngster marriage in Pakistan, citing examples from different Muslim nations the place the follow is banned.
The Pakistan Folks’s Celebration chairman tweeted that marriage age in United Arab Emirates (UAE), Indonesia and Turkey can also be 18. “Are they not Muslims,” he questioned after which gave an instance from Sindh to argue that legislation can cease such marriages.
“In Sindh the place marriage age is 18, we noticed how legislation stopped an grownup marrying a 10 12 months outdated! ,” he wrote.
Portray a grim image of the scenario attributable to youngster marriages, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari mentioned “Each 20 minutes a lady dies in Pakistan on account of underage being pregnant”.
The PPP chairman used EndChildMarriage hashtag in his tweet.