ISLAMABAD: The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) after saying that a prior consent from the first wife is not required for marrying another woman, has now announced to end the marriage registration fee – ARY News reports.
A two day session of the council concluded on Tuesday passed several recommendations. It was also recommended that the minors could be married after approval from their guardians, but they could not live together before they reach to adolescence.
It was also said that the marriage registrar must be aware of all its terms and conditions. The council said that CII is a constitutional entity and it is not liable to appear before any committee, whereas the way of CII's proceedings is also mentioned in the constitution of Pakistan.
Yesterday, the Chairman of CII, Molana Muhammad Khan Sherani had said that for a man to marry another woman, a prior approval from the first wife is not required and the council had declared a relevant clause of 1964 Family Law as null and void and against the Shariah.
The clause mentions the permission of first wife a must for a man to tie a knot with another woman.