Saudi Arabia Prohibits Men From Marrying Women From Pakistan, Three Other Countries

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has prohibited its men from marrying women from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Chad, and Myanmar (Burma).

According to unofficial figures, about 500,000 women from these four countries are currently residing in the oil-rich kingdom.

Saudi men desiring to marry foreign women now face harsher regulations, according to a report in Makkah Daily quoting the Makkah Police Director, Major General Assaf Al-Qurashi.

The move aims to discourage Saudi men from marrying foreigners, and further formalities have been placed before issuing authorization for marriage with foreigners.

Those wishing to marry foreign women should first obtain the government’s consent and submit marriage applications through official channels, Al-Qurashi was quoted as saying.

Al-Qurashi said divorced men would not be permitted to apply within six months of their divorce.

The official said applicants should be over the age of 25 and attach identification documents signed by the local district mayor and all other identity papers, including a copy of his family card.

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“If the candidate is already married, he should attach documents from a hospital verifying that his wife is either suffering from a chronic disease, disabled, or is sterile,” he said.

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  • Saudi Arabia prohibited their men to marry women from Pakistan. But point to be noted is that they did not prohibit their men to marry men from Pakistan. This is disgusting. Allowing same sex marriage by Saudi Arabia is pathetic. Why didn’t they prohibit their men to marry pakistani men ?

    • In KSA it is not allowed for men to marry men. Hence mentioning women is enough.

      The announcement meant that their women can marry Pakistani men but otherwise is prohibited.

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  • Good, it should be implemented strictly. There were cases in past where human smuggling was done to supply domestic slaves for Sexual and labour abuse in the name of marriages.


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