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Man To Pay First Wife Haq Mehr If He Remarries Without Her Permission, Rules SC

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The Supreme Court has ruled that a man must pay ‘haq mehr’ to his first wife if he contracts a second marriage without her permission.

The apex court made these remarks in a five-page judgement pertaining to a plea concerning second marriage by a man hailing from Peshawar.

In the ruling, the top court said it doesn’t matter if the haq mehr was being paid immediately or after some delay.

The bench comprising Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Mazahir Ali Akbar said that second marriage requires the permission of either the first wife or the arbitration council.

It said that violation of the second marriage law would result in many problems in society.

Muhammad Jamil, a resident of Peshawar, had remarried without getting his first wife’s permission.

Subsequently, the Peshawar High Court had directed Jamil to pay the haq mehr immediately. He had filed an appeal against the verdict in Supreme Court but the SC dismissed his appeal and upheld the PHC decision.

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