LAHORE: A jirga held in the Basti Ramday area of Rahim Yar Khan district has decided to kill a couple who married out of love, The Express Tribune has learnt. They have also decided to attack the boy’s house.
The jirga was attended by around 150 people of the community and was held at the house of Mukhtiar Chandio, the father of the girl. Two police constables also attended the jirga in a personal capacity as they are relatives of the couple, sources said.
Sources have also revealed that a lashkar has been formed for the execution of the decisions and will be led by Ammamoon Chandio and Habib Chandio.
Station House Officer (SHO) Maqbool Tatla, while talking to The Express Tribune, said that he had sent Assistant Sub-Inspector Ismail along with the constables for the whereabouts of the incident. He said that he was on his way to Basti Ramday along with other personnel.
The SHO said that no written application had been received from either side regarding the jirga. He said the girl’s parents had not filed a report on her going missing either.
He said that if the jirga had taken the decisions, then the boy’s side should approach the police for protection of the couple and the house.
The SHO said that action will be taken according to the law against those who participated in the jirga.