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Child brides among pashtuns
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Child brides among pashtuns
Practice of gifting girls in marriage to settle tribal disputes haunts areas with limited government oversight.

Mehreen Zahra-Malik Last Modified: 24 Oct 2012 12:06






Feuds between battling tribes are settled through "Jirgas", or assemblies of elders [AP]Islamabad, Pakistan - As international headlines for much of this month focused on the attack on 14-year-old activist Malala Yousafzai by the Taliban, what generally went unnoticed was the outrageous plight of more than a dozen young girls in Pakistan.

Last month, a blood feud between two battling tribes in the Dera Bugti district of Balochistan provi

Added: Oct-26-2012 Occurred On: Oct-26-2012
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