Three men handed punishment, fine over contracting a second marriage without permission
The men who were sentenced to prison were identified as Idris, Altaf, and Tariq.
- Islamabad High Court (IHC) declares the consent of the Arbitration Council mandatory for second marriage.
- All three men were fined and imprisoned for marrying the second time without any consent from their first wives.
On Saturday, three men were sentenced one-year imprisonment and Rs100, 000 fine by a local court. The men were fined and imprisoned for contacting second marriage without any consent from their first wives, says the source.
Tariq, Idris, and Altaf were the men who were awarded imprisonment.
Before this, on July 15, a man was arrested, and fined over contracting a second marriage without any consent from his first wife.
Ms. Shamim filed a complaint against her husband Rashid, over second marriage, which was heard by the court of Judicial Magistrate Amanullah Bhatti.
She pleaded to the court that her husband Rashid married second times without telling and taking permission from her. While the law says, the husband should get permission from her first wife before getting married the second time.
“He not only betrayed me but also violated the law of the land,” the petitioner said seeking legal action against her husband.
What law says?
Recently Islamabad High Court (IHC) declares the consent of the Arbitration Council mandatory for second marriage.
According to the 1961 Muslim Family Laws Ordinance, “the person who performs a marriage without permission will be punished and fined”. Furthermore, the individual “will also be penalized for second marriage if the Arbitration Council does not permit it in spite of the approval by the first wife”.
The court order read: “In the facts and circumstances of the case in hand, it is an admitted position that the respondent, regardless of his place of residence, holds a National Identity Card issued to him by the authority under the Ordinance of 2000. As long as the National Identity Card remains valid and subsisting, the respondent cannot claim to be a person who is not a citizen of Pakistan. The marriage was contracted between the parties and duly registered in Islamabad and, therefore, to the extent of the petitioner the cause of action in the context of section 6 of the Ordinance of 1961 has arisen in Islamabad”.
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