Name of ‘groom’ in same sex marriage case put on ECL

Published August 8, 2020
Lahore High Court was told the accused could not be traced. — Wikimedia COmmons/File
Lahore High Court was told the accused could not be traced. — Wikimedia COmmons/File

ISLAMABAD: The Lahore High Court (LHC) Rawalpindi bench on Friday put the accused in same sex marriage case on exit control list (ECL) and directed the police to arrest and produce her before the court on Aug 17.

LHC Justice Chaudhry Abdul Aziz heard the same sex marriage case. On the direction of the court, the police have already taken the girl into custody.

However, when the judge resumed hearing in this matter, the court was told that the accused could not be traced.

The court has directed SHO Taxila Police Station and SHO Garden Town to arrest the accused and produce her in court on Aug 17. Besides, her name was also put on the ECL.

Nadim Anthony, counsel for the accused told the court that she could not appear due to illness. He further informed the court that the accused had divorced the girl and requested the court to dispose of the matter.

However, the judge remarked that the matter could only be disposed of after the accused appears in person.

Amjad Janjua, counsel for the girl’s father told Dawn that the accused, a masters in computer sciences from National University of Sciences and Technology (Nust) had changed her gender in the computerised national identity card and driving licence to marry the girl.

He said the accused was a tenant of the girl’s father and worked as a teacher in a nearby girls’ school.

According to the counsel, the medical certificate, educational credentials and the employment record prove that the accused is a female.

Published in Dawn, August 8th, 2020

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