Child is Cursing marriages in Pakistan
میں نے لڑکیوں کے چکر میں پڑنا ہی نہیں،ایک لڑکی نے مجھے پریشان کیا اور گالیاں بھی دی،شادی بس اس سے کروں گا جو…. اس پاکستانی بچے کی ایسی باتیں سن کر آپ ہنس پڑیں گے
Ten-year-old Samina says she was ‘married off’ even before she was born. Proud of the fact, she expresses romantic excitement about becoming a ‘real bride’ very soon.
The little girl has no idea of the horrendous burden she carries. Her husband is 15, and the arrangement was made between the two families as ‘paitlikhi’ (which literally means written in the stomach as both were promised over in marriage while in the womb).
Approximately half of Pakistani women are married before they are 18 years old and nine per cent of the girls begin childbearing between 15 and 19 years, according to Shirkat Gah, an NGO.