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Saudi marriage officials form WhatsApp group calling on young men to marry more than one wife

03:31 PM | 7 Jan, 2017
Saudi marriage officials form WhatsApp group calling on young men to marry more than one wife
MAKKAH — Eight marriage officials of Saudi Arabia have formed a group to arrest a rising number of divorced women, widows, and spinsters in the country, the Saudia Gazette reported.

The group has been established under the name “polygamy”. Members of the group said they were urging young men to marry more than one wife in order to cut down the number of Saudi women without partners.

The officials implemented the idea after noticing the rising rates of divorce in Makkah and decided to encourage polygamy.

The group gathered data of about 900 women including divorcees,  widows and single women. Some women forwarded their names saying they would not have any problem being a second, third or a fourth wife.

Saudi, Yemeni, Moroccan, Syrian, Palestinian, Egyptian, Nigerian, Bangladeshi, Chinese, Pakistani and women of other nationalities joined the group.

According to the list, the oldest of the women was 55 years old and the youngest 18. Their heights ranged from 140 to 177 centimeters and their weight 45-98 kg.

Some of the women also expressed wishes about their future partner. One of them asked for a dowry of SR60,000 while another said her future husband should have memorised the entire Qur’an.

The women’s educational qualifications varied from master’s degree to high secondary school. One of them has a PhD and is teaching at a university. The list also included women with no education at all but who did not mind polygamy.

One of the women who applied through the group is a divorcee with eight children. The marriage officials said they are ready to assist in matchmaking free of charge.


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Pakistani currency gains momentum against all currencies on April 16, 2024 Tuesday. US dollar was being quoted at 277.9 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 295 for buying and 298 for selling while British Pound stands at 345 for buying, and 349 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 15 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.9 280.85
Euro EUR 295 298
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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