By Kathy Gannon
JAMPUR, Pakistan — Mohammad Ramzan can neither hear nor talk, in which he features a mind that is childlike. But he knew his wife, Saima, ended up being too young whenever she was presented with to him as a bride.
The 36-year-old Ramzan smiles, desperate to please, while he utilizes their hands to count her age out once they married. One, two, three . . . until 13, then he prevents and talks about her, points and nods several times.
The girl’s daddy, Wazir Ahmed, claims she ended up being 14, perhaps not 13, but her age ended up being beside the point. It mattered just he arranged her marriage as an exchange: his daughter for Ramzan’s sister, whom he wanted to take as a second wife that she had reached puberty when. Continue reading »