Saudi men barred from marrying Pakistani women

Saudi men barred from marrying Pakistani women

RIYADH – Saudi men have been prohibited from marrying women from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Chad and Myanmar, says a report in Makkah Daily quoting Makkah Police Director Maj Gen Assaf Al-Qurashi.

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The move is apparently aimed to prohibit Saudi men from marrying foreign nationals. Additional formalities have been placed before issuing the permission for marriage with foreigners.

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Those wanting to marry foreign women should first obtain the consent of the government and submit marriage applications through official channels, Maj Gen Qurashi was quoted as saying.