PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly unanimously passed a resolution that bars women from being sold, or married without consent.
The resolution was tabled by JUI-F member Zarqa Bibi during the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assembly's session on Thursday.
The resolution stated that an illegal network was operating in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, selling young girls to other provinces in the name of marriage. It also stated that girls are sold to people who use them as dancers.
The resolution was adopted unanimously by the KP Assembly.
KP Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain assured the assembly that any person involved in such acts will be dealt with an iron hand.
He also assured the house that the government will soon introduce legislation to stop such nefarious practices.