It appears that among all the women in the globe, Pakistan’s Seema Haider has done the most. While Haider travelled to India, inspiring Anju to move to Pakistan for Nasrullah, this past weekend saw the wonder of yet another cross-border union.
According to Hindustan Times, Ameena from Karachi, Pakistan, wed Muhammad Arbaaz, India. Although the matrimonial wedding appears to be unremarkable news, their virtual marriage rites set them apart.
Ameena and Arbaaz wed through the internet because the former was unable to secure an Indian visa. The family still came together in spite of everything.
Arbaaz lives in the Rajasthani city of Jodhpur, and media outlets in India claim that his family is related to Ameena’s family in Pakistan. One of Arbaaz’s relatives is already wed to a Pakistani woman.
“A grandson of mine is a chartered accountant, who is married to a girl from Pakistan. Seeing their happiness, Ameena’s family asked our son’s hand in marriage, which we accepted,” Arbaaz’s father Mohammad Afzal told the media.
Despite the virtual nature of the wedding, Arbaaz and his procession made it to Jodhpur’s Oswal Samaj Bhawan. Ameena will seek for a visa to marry the groom, a desktop publishing operator (DTP), he claimed.
“I didn’t marry in Pakistan as it would not be recognised and we would have to remarry on reaching India,” he told.
“Hence, we got married online and obtained a certificate from the cleric, which is legal,” he said.