Balochistan to get early child marriage restraint act

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Our Correspondent
Quetta

Balochistan government has started efforts to approve its first ever Early Child Marriage Restraint Act to overcome the increasing maternal mortality rate due to underage marriages in the province.

Balochistan is on the top of maternal mortality rate due to weak health of women and young girls under the age of 18 who have greater chances of developing health complications while expecting child which could lead to their death, an official of Balochistan government told on Tuesday.

He said in tribal societies, child marriages are common where girls got married off at a very young age, adding that their parents and in-laws did not bother to know about the physical.

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