A police raid in the Misri Shah area on Sunday stopped a 12-year-old girl being married.
The groom-to-be did not arrive after learning about the raid.
The girl’s paternal uncle said he had tried to dissuade her mother but she was insistent that the wedding should go ahead.
He then reported the matter to police.
A police team raided the family home before the arrival of the groom’s party and arrested the girl’s mother.
The paternal uncle asked the police not to prosecute the groom.
Misri Shah Station House Officer Mudassirullah Khan told the media the mother had been arrested on allegations of threatening the girl.
She has been put in at the Race Course Women’s police station lock up.
Police handed the girl over to a paternal aunt.
Her paternal family alleged that she was being married for money.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 16th, 2012.