A Lahore sessions court on Monday dismissed a petition filed by actor Meera against a family court decision rejecting her request to declare her nikahnama (marriage document) with businessman Attiqur Rehman fabricated.
Judge Mazhar Hussain dismissed the appeal and upheld the decision of the family court in a short ruling. The actor claimed that Rehman prepared a fake nikahnama to grab her property.
Meera denied having any relationship with Rehman and accused him of blackmailing her by claiming to be her husband. The family court rejected her plea in May 2018 and declared her marriage with Rehman valid. However, it canceled said marriage on the basis of a khula sough by her. The plea was filed nine years earlier, in 2009.
Babar Nadeem, the judge in the case, observed that the case brought by Meera nine years previously was based on false information and that she was the wife of Rehman.
He noted that the testimony of witnesses revealed that a house in DHA Lahore had become a bone of contention between the couple and they resorted to criminal and civil litigation against each other for the last 10 years.
However, the judge observed that the couple could not live anymore like husband and wife due to the bitterness of their relationship. “Therefore, the nikhanama in question is hereby declared canceled,” the judge added.
Meera deems the nikahnama fake
Meera had argued that Rehman had shown a fake nikahnama in order to steal her property. She claimed that the nikahnama was not verified by the union council concerned and had asked the court to declare the impugned marriage certificate fake.
Rehman had also filed a private complaint before a judicial magistrate against Meera. He accused her of committing a crime by contracting marriage with Captain Naveed as she was still his wife. He said Meera wed Naveed without dissolution of her previous marriage and accused her of occupying his house in DHA.
Meera is known for being a controversial figure. The actor makes sure to do something or other to stay in the news. She earlier took it to social media to make the Pakistan government aware of her being trapped in a hotel room in New York amid quarantine.
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