Friday, November 03, 2017

Pakistan Court Fines and Jails Husband For Polygamous Marriage Without Wife's Consent

According to Deutsche Welle, for the first time a trial court in Pakistan has sided with the woman in a polygamy case.  A trial court in Lahore sentenced Shahzad Saqib to 6 months in jail and a fine equivalent to $1900 (US) for violating Pakistan's 2015 family law that requires the exiting wife's approval for a man to take a second wife. (Background). The court rejected the husband's argument that he did not need consent because Islam permits a man to have up to four wives.