A man has been sentenced to jail by a court in Bahawalpur for marrying for a second time without the permission of his first wife, NAIJA LIVE TV had reported.

The Pakistani state observes a punishment of up-to a one year sentence and a fine for men that take up second wives without the written consent of their first wife.

The first wife filed an application in the court against the second marriage of the husband. The family court of Bahawalpur sentenced him to six months in prison and fined him half a million rupees.


While pronouncing the verdict, the court said that the accused will have to serve two more years of imprisonment if he fails to pay the fine.

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