By: Rahmatullah Soomro
SHIKARPUR: A village jirga in Shikarpur district on Wednesday ordered a man to divorce his wife whom he had married without her parents’ consent and to pay the parents a fine of Rs550,000.
Attaullah Abro and Naveeda Abro of Gul Mohammad Hothi village had entered into a free-will marriage seven months ago.
But the bride’s relatives persuaded her to return to her former home because they disapproved of the marriage.
The bridegroom side paid Rs100,000 to Naveeda Abro’s parents as first instalment of the fine and promised to pay the rest in three instalments.
The jirga was informed that Naveeda’s parents had forced her to have an abortion when she was three months pregnant.