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Mass wedding of 30 couples held in Parachinar

Mass wedding of 30 couples held in Parachinar
September 11, 2017

PARACHINAR, 11 September: A collective wedding ceremony of as many as 30 couples was arranged in Parachinar, Kurram Agency.

The ceremony was held at the main office of Majlis-e-Ulema Ahl-e-Bait in the town. Baqir Haidri, the head of the Majlis-e-Ulema Ahl-e-Bait told TNN that they had so far arranged marriages of 250 couples under the banner of Hussaini Foundation. He added that they would continue to arrange mass weddings for people belonging to poor families in future as well.

Haidri added that majority of the couples who tied their knots include orphans and people having poor financial backgrounds. “Some of the couples had to wait for ten years as their families were unable to meet the expenses,” he told TNN.

Talking to TNN, local elders Haji Aoun Ali and Captain Safdar hailed the efforts of the organizers and said they had been doing a noble cause. They said that the brides and grooms were getting old because their parents were unable to afford the expenses of their weddings.

A groom, Syed Javed Hussain, who tied his knot in the ceremony, told TNN that he had been feeling very excited because it was his dream which eventually came true.

“I have been engaged since long because I had no resources to arrange my marriage,” he remarked.

The newly-wed couples were also given dowry.

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