The spectacular about-face comes after more than 2,300 children were stripped from their parents and adult relatives.
violence against children
violence against children
The court accepts an appeal filed by the state, extends the convicts' sentences from one to three years.
Convicts sentenced under the Sindh Child Marriage Restraint Act, 2013.
"The rights of children need to be safeguarded," CJP Nisar remarks.
Asks for reports from Punjab advocate general, attorney general and Pemra.
Police sub-inspector who made the arrest calls the accused a "sex maniac".
13 members of both families, including would-be groom, taken into custody.
Sindh High Court also takes notice, summons Larkana DIG and SSP on May 7.
The seven-year-old child's father accuses police of tampering with evidence to facilitate the accused.
On April 15, a few hours after six-year-old Rabia went off to play, she was kidnapped, gang-raped and murdered.
No arrests have been made in the case as yet.
Sargodha man handed 7-year jail term, Rs1.2m fine in Pakistan's first-ever child pornography conviction
Convict is part of a global child pornography racket spread across Sweden, Italy, United States and United Kingdom.
The IHC had last week sentenced both the judge and his wife to one year in prison in the case which surfaced in 2016.
The move is seen as an effort to signal the government's commitment to fighting sexual crimes against young girls.
Police dismiss father's allegations that victim was raped before murder.
Dozens of young girls and civil society activists staged a demonstration in Muzaffarabad, asking UN to "wake up".
"The arrested ones are the wrong persons," says PPP lawmaker Nadir Magsi.
IHC finds ADSJ Raja Khurram, his wife guilty of torturing child maid Tayyaba and keeping her in wrongful confinement.
Indian tribal communities are fighting a desperate battle for survival against a predatory state backed by big money.
Lawyer representing the victim's family says she has been receiving death threats for “daring to pursue the case”.
CBI arrests Shashi Singh, after arresting UP lawmaker Kuldeep Sengar last week in its ongoing investigation of the rape.
Eight men accused of young girl's rape and murder are being protected by ministers close to Indian prime minister.
Four-member investigation team formed by Punjab CM starts probe into the incident.
The suspect is accused of raping at least five girls; DNA results are a match, according to DIG east zone.
Residents, family members take to streets to protest the murder as strike is observed in the area.
Medico-legal officer says postmortem report "doesn't clearly state whether the child was sexually assaulted or not".
Father says the girl was subjected to rape before murder; police await postmortem examination report.
Tamimi's lawyer says legal proceedings a farce; father says they agreed to deal because threatened with 3 years in jail.
Victim's family accuses influential landlord, his servant of kidnapping and raping minor girl, wants both investigated.
Girl's father thanks civil society and media "for highlighting the issue and making sure that justice was served."