The police say the matter of Maulana Ayub’s Nikah with 14-year old girl is under investigation as it was solemnized out of district Chitral.
“We have started investigation into this case,” additional SHO Rehmat Ali said while confirming application against the JUI-Leader
The law does not allow marriage with the girls below 16 years of age, and if the parents showed consent for under-age girls’ marriages they would also be punished under the law.
Tahafuz-e-Haqooq-e-Chitral Chairman Pir Mukhtar Nabi said that they were consulting lawyers on this matter and announced to file writ petition before the court of competent jurisdiction against the MNA. Lower Chitral DPO Sonia Shimroz Khan said that the father of the girl had agreed in writing that he would not do that and would ask the local police before “proper marriage ceremony”.
Maulana Ayubi was contacted but he was not available for contacts.