SIALKOT: Daska City Police have arrested a married woman Farzana alias ‘Faiza’ for contracting a second marriage without getting a divorce from her first husband.
According to the police, Gujranwala resident Farzana got married to Daska resident Humayun 12 years ago. Farzana has four children from her marriage but later developed relations with her neighbour Muhammad Latif and ran away with him. “Farzana admitted that she left her husband and ran away with Latif and they both got married,” Gujranwala Superintendent Police Sultan Kareem said. Farzana told the police that her first marriage had been contracted against her wishes and that her parents had forced her into the union.
Police officials said that Farzana fled her husband’s house a few months ago and started living in Sialkot city with Muhammad Latif. “They did get married but the marriage was illegal as she has not gotten a divorce from Humayun,” the police said. Police officials have registered a case against the accused Farzana, her second husband Muhammad Latif and his parents.
Police officials said that they had taken the accused into custody and had registered cases against them after Humayun filed an FIR in this regard. Further investigations are underway and police are searching for the cleric and registrar involved in conducting the marriage.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 24th, 2011.