The tribal elders also suggested limiting the number of wedding guests and reducing expenses.
The decree, however, was unevenly implemented and, was rejected by more conservative parts of society see and.
Nazia is one of them.
The aid-dependent country's economy was already teetering when the Taliban seized power in mid-August amid a chaotic withdrawal of U.
She said girls who marry early are less likely to finish their school and more likely to be victims of domestic abuse.
The most common ages for girls to get married are 15 and 16.
However, that kind of shock you feel upon hearing a kindergartener was married, should be just as strong when you hear about the marriage of a girl at age 13, 14, or 16.
The groom's family - often distant relatives - pays money to seal the deal, and the child usually stays with her own parents until she is at least around 15 or 16.