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.