Tag Archives: Marriage

101 couples’ mass marriage: a noble act

KASUR – People have admired the benevolent act of Sufi Muhammad Anwar who organized mass marriages ceremony of 101 couples in Kasur College Ground.
They were of the view that there were many more deserving people whose daughters were turning old because their parents could not afford dowry for them. Certain such families told Pakistan Today that their daughters were sitting at home awaiting God-sent blessings in the shape of an arrangement for their dowries.
They said they

Fire from marriage fireworks engulfs two labourers

LAHORE – Two labourers Saleem and Asif died while another Asif sustained injuries from a fire which erupted in a foam godown when firework sparks from a marriage ceremony fell in the godown located in Shahdara late on Saturday night.
Javed was running a small unit in a two-story building in Qureshi Mohalla in Jiya Mosa where the labourer used to prepare foam.
Two houses away, Shahzad’s mehndi was being held. Police said that Shahzad’s friends and family members fired

Girl killed over marriage dispute in Shahdara

LAHORE – A 14-year-old girl was shot dead on Monday when her parents rejected a marriage proposal in the Shahdara Police Station precincts. The deceased was identified as Kubra Bibi, daughter of Shafat Ali, a resident of Kaiser Town. According to police officials, a family visited Kubra’s house a few days ago with a marriage proposal but her parents turned it down. The boy and his family felt insulted on being rejected.
On Monday, the boy’s family members reached Kubra’s house

Cash-stripped Railways launches marriage train

LAHORE – Pakistan Railways has launched a four-compartment marriage car facility, specially designed for marriage parties wanting to use Pakistan Railways services. Pakistan Railways Public Relations Director Mohsin Yousuf while briefing media here at Lahore Railway Station on Wednesday said that thes new traveling facility includes a ‘mehndi hall’, a dining room with a fridge, a microwave and a separate compartment for the bride and groom.
The train can carry 27 individuals with

Police rescue love marriage couple

FAISALABAD – Police, on a tip off, raided a house and rescued a couple who had recently got married in a court and was illegally detained by the family of the bride. The rescued man, Omar Hayat, told Razaabad police that he married ‘A’ in a court against the wishes of the bride’s family and when her maternal uncle Zahoor came to know about their secret marriage, he kidnapped them and detained them in a house. He further said the bride’s family had hatched a conspiracy to kill them but

Badr’s daughter’s marriage turns into political assembly

LAHORE – The marriage ceremony of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Secretary General Jahangir Badr turned into a gigantic political gathering on Saturday evening. A large number of prominent figures from all spheres of life, including Prime Minister Yosaf Raza Gilani, federal ministers, PPP leaders and politicians from PML-N, MQM, PML-Q, and President AJK Raja Zulqarnain attended the function.
Other prominent personalities present included Saudi Abmassador Abdul Aziz Algadir,

Three women kidnapped over marriage dispute

FAISALABAD – At least six people kidnapped three women when their proposal of marriage was rejected by the victim family of Jhumra Raod, Utility Store area. Rustam Ali reported to the police that his wife Safia Bibi, daughter Eman and sister Rajan Bibi were kidnapped by Liaqat, Ashiq Ali, Nausher, Ashraf, Jaffar and an unidentified accomplice.
He said the accused party was enraged over the rejection of their marriage proposal for his sister. The police, after registering a case

Jang Group sent notice for claiming Zardari’s marriage

ISLAMABAD – The Jang Group of Publications was on Saturday served a legal notice by Mark Siegal on behalf of the Bhutto-Zardari family through Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell Attorney & Counselors, demanding a retraction and apology for the article published on February 2, 2011, entitled “Breaking News: Asif Zardari got married to Tanveer Zamani in Dubai”.
“Unless such a retraction and apology is issued immediately, Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP will initiate legal action on

Widow gang-raped for rejecting marriage proposal

SAHIWAL – Two brothers raped a widow when she rejected a marriage proposal from one of them. Reportedly, Ashiq, a resident of Chak No 107/12L, wanted to marry Naseem, the widow of Saeed. On her refusal, Ashiq, along with his brother, abducted Naseem and took her to some unknown place where she was raped by both of them.
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Woman arrested over illegal marriage

DASKA – The city police have arrested a married woman, Farzana alias Faiza, for contracting a second marriage without getting divorce from her first husband. According to the police, Farzana of Gujranwala was married to Humayun, a resident of Daska, 12 years back. She has four children from her marriage. Later, she developed relations with her neighbour, Muhammad Latif, and eloped with him.
“Farzana has admitted that she left her husband, ran away with Latif and contracted