Police arrest nine for violating marriage act

Police official says during the function, loud songs were being played while the women were performing vulgar dance


Our Correspondent March 03, 2017
The laws will allow members of the Hindu community to register their marriages for the first time in the country. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

MULTAN: At least nine people have been arrested for violating marriage act in Multan on Thursday.

An official of Khanewal police told The Express Tribune a marriage ceremony of Saqib Aijaz, a resident of 9/11 WB near Sharqi Colony, Quaid-e-Azam Park was underway. He added during the function, loud songs were being played while the women were performing vulgar dance.

He said the area people lodged a complaint of the matter in the local police station. The police immediately raided the spot and arrested nine people, including five women for violating the marriage act.  However, the groom managed to escape from the scene. Those arrested were identified as Manzoor Ahmad, Faisal, Amir Mughal, Jawed Iqbal, Farzana Bibi, Neelum Gull, Amber Khan, Nazish Noor and Ayesha. Police also seized cameras and musical instruments from their possession and registered a case against them.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 3rd, 2017.

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