The Supreme Court imposed a fine of Rs100,000 on a man for not paying haq mehar to his wife.
Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Qazi Faez Isa addressed the suspect, saying if he did not like the law of Pakistan, he could at least respect Islam.
The Supreme Court held a hearing on the petition of a citizen belonging to Bhalwal.
On the chief justice's query, the petitioner's lawyer replied that his client had two wives.
“Haq mehar is a wife’s right. Why was it not paid?” asked CJP Isa.
The CJP reprimanded the suspect for not paying the haq mehar amount of Rs500,000 mentioned in the marriage certificate (nikahnama) for six years and making the case linger on for that duration.
He said the court would issue an order for paying Rs1 million so that such cases did not land the court in the future.
The petitioner's lawyer requested withdrawing the case. The CJP remarked that it could not happen that they could withdraw the case whenever they wanted.
He told the petitioner that he would get justice, which should basically be given to both sides.
The Supreme Court imposed a fine of Rs100,000 on the petitioner and ordered him to pay the amount to his wife in a month.