​Riaz booked by police for excessive wedding celebrations

December 05, 2013 - 12:18:19 pm

LAHORE, Pakistan: Pakistan paceman Wahab Riaz has been booked by police for breaching local laws against excessive wedding celebrations.

The 28-year-old left-arm paceman, who got married on Saturday, was accused after Lahore district magistrate officials raided his house yesterday.

The Punjab authorities passed a rule late last month banning marriage ceremonies beyond 10:00 pm in the night and barring more than one dish in meals.

The law is widely condemned in Lahore, where marriage ceremonies are the most lavish in the country and renowned for running late into the night.

Riaz’s father Sikander said his son was granted bail from the additional session judge until December 9.

“It’s a baseless case against us and Riaz has been granted bail until December 9 and after that we will file a defamation case against those who raided our house,” Sikander told reporters.

If proven guilty Riaz will be fined in the range of 100,000 to 150,000 Pakistani rupees ($1,000 to $1,500). AFP
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