Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Congratulations to Haideri, Aslam, and Qasim

In Pakistan, a man is marring the woman his family picked for him, and another woman with whom he has already fallen in love. Polygyny is not uncommon in Pakistan, but having the weddings so close together is: two weddings in two days.

Azhar Haideri, a 23-year-old herbal medicine practitioner, wanted to marry his maternal cousin Romana Aslam and their engagement was organised a year ago. However, the final rituals were not conducted at that time because his parents wanted his paternal cousin, Humera Qasim, to become their daughter-in-law.

After almost a year of persuasion, it was decided by the elders of the family that “he will have to marry both”, local media reports said.

Haideri, a resident of Multan city in Punjab province, had no option but to go for it to be able to unite with his first love, Romana.

And what do the brides say about this?

Both the women say they think the compromise is a good one and they plan to live as sisters and friends, it was reported.

Congratulations to all!
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