Man summoned for marrying sister-in-law
LAHORE: Lahore High Court Justice Nasim Sabir has summoned the lawyer of a man on a petition filed by his mother charging him with marrying his wife’s sister without divorcing her first. The court asked the petitioner, Hakim, and the lawyer of her son, Abdul Ghani, to appear in court on August 24.
The judge stated that according to Sharia and Pakistani law, a man could not marry his sister-in-law unless his wife had died or he had divorced her and a person could be charged with adultery if this law was violated. The petitioner asked the court to provide her and other family members protection from Mr Ghani because she feared her son might murder them for approaching the court.
Mr Ghani’s first wife also appeared with her mother and said her husband had not divorced her and asked that a criminal case be registered against her husband and sister.
Mr Ghani, however, told the court he had divorced his first wife and asked the court to let his new wife accompany him home, but the judge sent the girl to the Dar-ul-Amman till further orders.
New LHC building to cost Rs 44.9 million: LHC Chief Justice Iftikhar Hussain Chaudhry has ordered the demolition of a 150-year-old wing of the LHC building. A new building, covering an area of 11, 910 square feet, will be constructed at the site at a cost of Rs 44.865 million.
In the first phase, the western wing of the LHC building will be demolished to construct a double-storey building to house courtrooms and record rooms.
The chief justice has ordered that the new construction reflect the outlook of the existing Gothic architecture. The construction will be complete in one year, after which the second phase will start.