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Man jailed for hiding first marriage from second wife

Staff Reporter

A local court sent a man to jail for not disclosing first marriage to his second wife.
Complainant Arfah Naz submitted that Rehmat Ali had lied to her about his marriage, adding that she tied the knot with him thinking he is single.

The woman lodged an FIR against Rehmat at Shahdara police station when she came to know two days after the marriage that the latter was married and had children as well.

She demanded that Rehmat should be punished for deceiving her. An additional district and sessions court sent the man to jail on judicial remand.

According to Section 6(5) of Muslim Family Laws Ordinance, 1961, a man is required to submit written permission from his first wife if he wishes to marry another woman. If a man is found guilty of violating the law, then he may be imprisoned for a year.


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