Court marriages on the rise in Islamabad

August 8th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, Aug 8 (IANS) There has been an increase in court marriages in this Pakistani capital, a media report said Monday.

Dawn reported that three main nikah registrars here helped solemnise about 250 court marriages last year.

In the first eight months of 2011, they have already solemnised 240 court marriages.

Akhtar Mehmood, an advocate, said most of the couples who come to him for court marriage were users of social networking sites like facebook.

“In some cases of court marriages, girls from rural areas have chosen rich married men as their life partners,” he was quoted as saying.

Another lawyer said that due to social media networking, love marriages are on the rise.

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