LAHORE: A man, facing life imprisonment in the Lahore jail married his girlfriend in the district court on Thursday, reported Express 24/7.
Zohaib Butt who got arrested in a police encounter in Lahore in 2005 was awarded with life imprisonment in 2007. Currently, Butt has also filed a review petition in the Supreme Court.
Butt married his childhood love Saima in the district court today.
His lawyer told the media that the judicial magistrate Sohail Riaz had allowed Butt to get married in court.
Conjugal rights in prison
According to an earlier report in The Express Tribune, the Sindh home department set a new precedent in 2010 by granting conjugal rights to convicted inmates under which they would be allowed to meet their spouses for one day or night in three months.
A notification was issued following a Supreme Court order on April 6 2010 to implement the same in all the provinces and is part of the government’s jail reforms.
However, the order would only apply to prisoners involved in petty crimes. Those involved in acts of terrorism and plotting against government would not be granted this right.