Man on death row to get married


Express May 12, 2010

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court ordered prison authorities to arrange a marriage ceremony for a prisoner facing a death sentence, on Wednesday.

Attique-ur-Rehman had been in jail for last 11 years.

Attique had filed a petition in the Lahore High Court saying he wanted to marry his cousin but prison authorities had not allowed him to do so.

After hearing views from both sides, the court allowed Attique-ur-Rehman to get married and the jail superintendent had been asked to arrange the ceremony.

He had not however, been given the permission to have a musical band perform inside the jail premises for his wedding ceremony.

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Sultan Ahmed | 10 years ago | Reply Having seen this judgment i come to the conclusion that independent judiciary like in Pakistan under the able leadership of honorable chief justice must be every country of the world. Independent judiciary is a great custodian of fundamental rights of the citizen and this judgment has made a unique example in the history of law.
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