Pakistan probes barter of 7 girls to settle feud
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) - Pakistan's top court has ordered authorities to probe the alleged barter of seven girls to settle a blood feud in a remote south-western district.
Pakistan's Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry on Tuesday began proceedings into the allegations, first reported in the local media.
The alleged trade happened in the Dera Bugti district of Baluchistan province.
The district deputy commissioner, Saeed Faisal, told the court that a tribal council had ordered the barter in early September. He did not know their ages but local media said they were between four and 13.