KARACHI (Staff Report) – Sindh government has requested the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) not to issue marriage certificates (nikahnama) without submission of thalassaemia status report of the couple.

The statement issued by the ministry said that the government was taking measures to ensure that at least the bridegroom’s thalassaemia test was made mandatory before issuance of a nikahnama. And, it added, the bride could be tested if the bridegroom tested positive.

According to provincial health ministry spokesperson, the authority has requested NADRA not to issue nikhanama to a couple unless the thalassaemia test report of at least the bridegroom is enclosed with it.