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Man sentenced over second marriage without permission

The accused was sentenced to three months in prison and fined Rs5,000 under Section 6, Clause 5 of the Family Ordinance 1961

By Bureau report
April 21, 2024
A representational image of a handcuffed man. — APP
A representational image of a handcuffed man. — APP

PESHAWAR: A family court here on Saturday sentenced a husband to three months in prison and a fine of Rs5,000 for contracting a second marriage without the permission of his first wife.

Following the issuance of a written verdict spanning 10 pages by Judge Ghulam Hamid, the accused was arrested from the courtroom and shifted to jail.

Sajjad Khan, a resident of Peshawar, was accused of contracting a second marriage without obtaining permission from his first wife. Subsequently, the first wife filed an application against Sajjad Khan under the Muslim Family Laws Ordinance 1961 in the year 2022.

After the completion of arguments by the counsels of both parties, the court issued its verdict, which declared that complainant had proven the case against the accused.

Therefore, the accused was sentenced to three months in prison and fined Rs5,000 under Section 6, Clause 5 of the Family Ordinance 1961. Additionally, if the fine is not paid, the accused will spend an additional 15 days in jail.