Woman arrested for marrying two men

Farzana is accused of marrying without divorcing her first husband.


Ppi January 24, 2011

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.

COMMENTS (29)

Fariya | 11 years ago | Reply @Qanit Zafar. You are clearly wish the Tribune would publish your work. Dude, it asks for a Comment, not an Essay. Second, most Muslims believe that on the day of judgement, you will be called by your Mother's name. Not your Father's. So that nullifies any argument about "women should only have one husband so we can know who the father is". If you're not going to get a DNA test, you can never be 100% sure who the father is (technically, all you know is that you slept with your wife, and then a baby came out. You have no way of knowing what happened in between that time), and even if you are, who cares, because on the single most important event of your life (afterlife?) you'll be called by your mother's name anyways. Last, E. Trib has been absolutely biased in this coverage. I agree with parvez that if a man had married a second time w/o asking the first's permission (which is also Islamically illegal), it wouldn't have been a story.
hamza shoaib ahmed | 11 years ago | Reply Impressed from your comment. [email protected]Qanit Zafar:
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