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LHC rejects girl’s plea for marriage with condemned prisoner

LAHORE: A division bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday rejected an intra-court appeal of Laiba Sehar, who challenged the decision of a single bench under which she was restrained from marrying her imprisoned fiance.

Laiba had got permission to marry her fiance, a prisoner on death row, from the LHC by concealment of facts. Her father Muhammad Sarwar moved a review petition, saying she had concealed facts from the court to obtain a favourable decision.

Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry had recalled his order on June 9, 2010, and ordered the jail superintendent not to make arrangements for their marriage. The court had also issued a show-cause notice to her for making a false statement before the court.

Laiba, whose real name was disclosed by her father as Sidra Kanwal, challenged the single bench’s order seeking cancellation of the stay order issued against her marriage.

The division bench, headed by LHC Chief Justice Khawaja Muhammad Sharif, dismissed her appeal on the ground that the court could not permit marriage with a condemned prisoner.

The girl’s father had told the court that her daughter was already married to Muhammad Nadeem Ahmed in April 2009. He said Laiba had also got ex-parte decree for dissolution of marriage from a family court in January.
Source: The News
Date:7/6/2010