LAHORE: A woman was left disappointed as her plea, seeking a case against her husband for marrying a second time without her consent, was disposed of after eight months by a district and sessions court.
Zahida Bibi sought a case against her husband, but the judge disposed of the petition, stating the allegation could not be verified by the local police. The woman had filed a petition in August 30, 2016 at the district & sessions court, claiming her husband had tied the knot for a second time without her consent.
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The court first sought comments from the Raiwind SHO who gave his statement on September 5, 2016. He said both parties were in litigation over a property dispute in the civil courts. The official stated that the woman was living at her parent’s home and she had filed several different petitions against the husband which were later dismissed. The policeman concluded that the wife could not provide any evidence that her husband had married for a second time.
Zahida had filed the petition against her husband Arshad and his co-accused Naseer, Ashraf, Sidique and others who alleged helped solemnise the supposed second marriage. The wife told the court that she had video clips to prove that Arshad’s new brother-in-law admitted to the wedding.
She asked the court to arrest the suspect for marrying a second time without her consent.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 13th, 2017.
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