The Lahore High Court (LHC) dismissed the sentence of a husband who got married for the second time without his first wife’s permission, ARY News reported

According to details, Justice Amjad Rafique of the LHC heard the petition against the sentence of Muzaffar Nawaz, a man who got married in secret.

The court, while ruling on the petition, cancelled the verdict and hearing of the magistrate’s sentence.

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The LHC ruled that only the Family Court has the authority to hear the case under Muslim Family Law Ordinance, not a Magistrate.

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Muzaffar Nawaz was convicted of marrying Sitara Jabeen without the permission of his first wife Ishrat Rasool; a magistrate sentenced Muzaffar Nawaz to three months imprisonment and was charged with a fine of Rs 500,000 on the complaint of his first wife.

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The Sessions Court later dismissed the appeal against the magistrate’s decision