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Karachi police chief warns officers against asking couples for 'nikahnama'

Press Trust of India  |  Karachi 

Pakistan's most populated city's newly appointed Wednesday warned that strict action will be taken against police officers who harass young couples and ask them for marriage certificates.

In a letter written to the deputy inspector-generals (DIGs) of the three zones in Karachi, of Police called for immediate action against such police officers.

"There is a general complaint that policemen in mobiles and motorcycles harass and humiliate couples by asking them to show 'nikahnama' to prove their credentials as husband and wife," Sheikh said in the letter posted on the website of The

"You are hereby directed to issue strict instructions to the subordinate staff not to demand 'nikahnama' from any person," he warned.

Sheikh further warned that complaints regarding police officers asking for proof of marriage especially from females should not be heard again.

Karachi, the capital of the province, is the most populous city in

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First Published: Wed, October 10 2018. 19:40 IST