*MIRPUR:* Young Pakistani girls revealed how they became victims of a traumatic marriage scam by British Pakistani men who threatened them with blackmail after shooting first-night wedding videos featuring intimacy.
A press conference today in Mirpur which is dubbed as ‘Little England’ due to the huge influence and heritage of British Pakistanis from this region.
Many of the girls from areas like Mirpur in Pakistan are being easily wooed by British nationals to marry and live a better life abroad. The families of these girls are more than willing to marry their daughters hoping to give them a better future.
Sadly, there are scrupulous men who take advantage of the vulnerability of such girls. An example being this British Pakistani gang of men.
The lead man of the gang known as Mumtaz aka ‘Taja Pehlwan’, is said to be from Halifax in West Yorkshire, UK. He also has residency in New Abadi Sangoot, Mirpur, Pakistan.
It was in Mirpur where Mumtaz developed relationships with the girl victims and eventually convinced them to marry him after alluring them to have a ‘dream life’ with him in the UK.
Each of the girls was trapped at different times by Mumtaz without the others knowing he had done the same to the victims.
Mumtaz ‘Taja Pehlwan’ married seven women in total in this way. They included Asma, Mumtaz Begum and Misbah, all residents of Mandi Bahauddin; Tahira, from Sanoogt, Mirpur and Maria who is from sector F-2 Mirpur.
It was revealed by the victims at the press conference that Mumtaz spearheaded a drug-dealing gang. Members of the gang also included two of his nephews from the UK. Namely, Muhammad Ali and Anzar Ali, who are the sons of Waliyat Hussain.
The girls stated that they were forced and used by the men to participate in the illegal activities of this drug gang.
Mumtaz’s nephews also married a number of the girls.