The government of Pakistan has been slowly enforcing bans on public gatherings because of the rapid increase in the number of people affected by the coronavirus in Pakistan. The first things that were banned were weddings and cinema halls.
In Pakistan, weddings are huge. A “simple” wedding here includes at least 200 people and that’s usually just family! We tend to go all out for our weddings.
In times like these, a wedding becomes dangerous. It can mean that over 200 people can be infected with the coronavirus and before they even show symptoms they” end up infecting many others which would be disastrous for our country as a whole. The ban on weddings was imposed to make sure this doesn’t happen.
But would this even be Pakistan if we didn’t have at least a handful of cases where people ignored the governments’ orders and went ahead with their celebrations anyway?
This exact thing happened in Karachi, where a father held his son’s wedding reception in a farmhouse since marquees weren’t allowing any weddings to be held because of a ban.
They probably thought “Kuch nai hota” but the police thought otherwise.
The reception was halted and the groom’s father and a member of staff working at the wedding were both arrested for disobeying the law.
Malir SSP Ali Raza confirmed that cases had been registered against them under Section 188 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC).
This isn’t an isolated event. People of Pakistan are still refusing to take the Pandemic seriously. Weddings are being moved from halls to homes, lawns and farmhouses. This will only make things worse and can get you arrested for breaking the law.
A wedding isn’t as important as the health and lives of your family and friends. Large gatherings and huge functions can just as easily be held later, when the world is safer. Right now, anyone going ahead with their weddings end up being responsible for countless further infections or even deaths.
Is a wedding worth having that on your concince?