Court orders release of minor ‘couple’, 3 others

KARACHI: A judicial magistrate at the Karachi Central Jail on Saturday ordered the release of a minor ‘bride’ and her ‘groom’ along with their two relatives and a qazi (marriage registrar).

Police arrested the five in the Nazimabad area on Thursday, amid claims that four-year-old Nisha and seven-year-old Waseem were being wedded unlawfully. The three men were released on a bail of Rs 5,000 each.

Anwaar Hussain, the grandfather of one of the children, had filed a petition in the court, saying that police had the boy and girl in their custody for 36 hours and no one was allowed to meet them. He requested the court to take action against the police.

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