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KP draft bill restricts marriage function expenses to Rs 75,000

PESHAWAR: A draft bill has been prepared by women legislators of the Khyber Pakhtonkhwa Assembly, stipulating curbs on lavish spending on wedding functions in the province, ARY News reported.

According to our correspondent, the draft bill is titled ‘Khyber Dowry, Bridal Gift and Marriage Functions Restriction Bill, 2017. All arrangements related to wedding including gifts and functions should not cost more than Rs 75,000, the bill says. The violation of the law could trigger action against parents and elders of bride and groom. The bill states that only soft drinks will be served in receptions separately organised by the families of groom and bride, while valima reception will have only one dish.

Any one opposing/violating the new rule, once legislated, will face up to 3-month imprisonment and Rs 2 lac fine or both.

The bill also says that parents of groom can’t force bride’s family for dowry.



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