IHC instructs govt to introduce law for girls' marriages.

ISLAMABAD -- The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday instructed the government to introduce legislation in the house to fix the minimum age limits for girls' marriages.

Justice Aamer Farooq of IHC issued a written order containing 11 pages. According to the amicus curiae Barrister Zafarulla, there was no clear law about the age limit for girls' marriage, the court said.

The court said even as per the Islamic laws, a girl must be in adult age and mentally mature at the time of taking an important decision of her marriage. Many Islamic countries had also introduced laws to stop the child marriages.

Many religious sects also agreed on certain minimum age of girls for 'nikah', it added. Islam had not...

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