Lahore: Pakistani police have arrested a
man in Punjab province for allegedly marrying his step-sister
and booked the couple the Hudood Ordinance, a controversial
The incident occurred in Kasur district, located 50 km
Police arrested Muhammad Younus on the orders of the
Lahore High Court.
Justice Waqar Hasan Mir yesterday ordered the district
police chief to register a case under the Hudood Ordinance
against Younus and his step-sister Uzma for getting married.
The judge also directed police to register cases
against Younus`s parents Hanifa Bibi and Liaquat Ali.
"We have arrested Younus and are conducting raids to
arrest his parents and Uzma," a police official said.
Under the Hudood Ordinance, persons found guilty of
having an illicit relationship can be punished whipping with
Uzma`s father Muhammad Akbar said his wife Hanifa
Bibi, in connivance with her former husband Liaquat Ali and
son Younus, got Uzma "illegally" detained in a women`s home
after marrying her off to Younus.
"Uzma and Younus are step-brother and step-sister and
cannot get married to each other under Islamic laws. Younus
committed a sin and must be punished under the Hudood laws,"
After receiving a DNA test report which established
that Uzma was related to Younus, the judge disposed of a
petition filed by Uzma`s father with directions to the police
to proceed against Younus and his parents in accordance with
He also directed police to register a case against
Younus and Uzma under the Hudood law.
The controversial Hudood Ordinance, which many
describe as a black law, was introduced during the regime of
late military ruler Gen Zia-ul-Haq.
Some of its clauses were repealed during former
dictator Gen Pervez Musharraf`s rule in 2006.