Second marriage without first wife’s consent lands man in jail

03:13 PM | 15 Jul, 2019
Second marriage without first wife’s consent lands man in jail
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ISLAMABAD – A court in the federal capital has sentenced a man from Lahore to prison for performing a second marriage without the permission of his first wife.

The man was handed the 11-month jail time and a fine of Rs5 million upon the complaint of first wife Shamim Bibi.

The woman had in her petition stated that her husband cheated on her and performed second marriage . She said that the husband did not take a permission letter from her.

Earlier, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) had made it mandatory to obtain permission from reconciliation council for second marriage .

According to the court order, if a person enters into second marriage by obtaining permission from his first wife but reconciliation council refuses permission to him then he will be liable to be punished on second marriage .

Under Muslim Family Laws Ordinance-1961, second marriage without permission by a man will render him liable to punishment and fine.