Would you want your daughter to get married at an age where she has just been introduced to the joys of youth? No informed and educated individual would want to do that. The much condemned and shunned upon practice of child marriages still continues in our country. 

In our country 40,000 young girls have become victims to child marriage. Most of the girls die after marriage because of the pressure put by their father and mother-in-law. Some girls die from conceiving at an early age. We should raise a voice against this inhumane and grotesque custom. Such practices will taint our country 

AYESHA FATIMA,  

Karachi, June 26.