Lahore: Woman MPA’s ‘illegal marriage’ exposed in LHC
LAHORE: A woman parliamentarian on Monday landed in hot water when her husband moved the Lahore High Court seeking her disqualification. Gohar Sarfraz Qureshi, in his application, stated that his wife was not an honest person and could not qualify to be a member of the Punjab Assembly. Gohar further stated in the application that Shamsa Gohar contracted marriage with him on April 9, 2006 and showed her as unmarried in the Nikahnama (marriage certificate). “After some time, I came to know that the woman I married was already married to another man, named Abid Ali,” Gohar further stated.
According to Qureshi, Shamsa had married Abid on March 27, 2005. He stated that proof of Shamsa’s divorce with Abid Ali was not found in the record of the union council concerned. He stated that Shamsa had concealed facts at the occasion of her marriage with him.
He also alleged that Shamsa received millions of rupees from the exchequer under the head of TA/DA to attend sessions of the Punjab Assembly. He said Shamsa belonged to Sialkot, however, she remained settled in Lahore for the last four years.
He requested to declare his wife disqualified from holding the office of provincial assembly under Articles 62 and 63 of the constitution.