Pak opposition lawmaker believes polygamy is for the greater good

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Lahore, Feb.19 (ANI): Outspoken opposition legislator Samina Khawar Hayat shook the House on Thursday when she called on the Punjab government to amend existing laws to allow men to marry for a second, third and fourth time without the consent of their first wife.

The PML-Q lawmaker said that while she had no problem if her husband, Khawar Hayat, she would not mid if he decided to marry again without her permission.

She was taking part in debate on an adjournment motion, moved by Sheikh Allauddin of the PML-Q dissidents, regarding the recruitment of unmarried women - over the prescribed age of 30 - in government departments, the Daily News reported.

Speaking on the issue, Samina Khawar Hayat said, "If there is no bar on them marrying again, all of men's frustrations would be reduced, while the women would be able to salvage their honour and lead secure lives".

Most treasury members in the House endorsed Hayat's demand and appreciated her bold stance on the issue. (ANI)

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