Meera’s husband – according to a family court’s ruling – Attiqur Rehman said on Wednesday that he wants his wife to be sentenced for polyandry.
In conversation with a news channel, Rehman claimed that Meera was married to both him and Captain Naveed at the same time — a crime punishable by law in Pakistan.
“I have Meera and Captain Naveed’s nikah nama (marriage contract),” he said. “My aim is to get her sentenced for polyandry.”
In harsh criticism of the actress, Rehman said Meera “neither has moral values nor knows how to converse in English.’
“Meera does not even know how to boil an egg, she could not have provided me with food,” he said.
“We were fighting for the entire two years that we were married,” he said, adding that Meera had demanded that Rehman divorce his first wife.
According to Section 494 of the Pakistan Penal Code, whoever, having a husband or wife living, marries in any case in which such marriage is void by reason of its taking place during the life of such husband or wife, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.
A family court in Lahore on Monday ruled that actor Meera’s nikkah nama is not false and that she and Attiqur Rehman are lawfully wedded husband and wife.
Family Judge Babar Nadeem dismissed Meera’s petition that her nikkah to Attiqur Rehman was forged and announced the judgement for the marriage suit which had been filed nine years ago by the film actress.
Reading out an 18-page written verdict on Meera’s petition against ‘jactitation of marriage’, the judge ruled that “The nikkah nama is not false,” and that a nikkah khwan confirmed her nikkah to Rehman.