ISLAMABAD, Pakistan вЂ” Rabia KanwalвЂ™s parents were sure her marriage up to a wealthy Chinese Muslim she had simply met would give her a future that is comfortable definately not the hardships of the everyday lives in Pakistan. But a premonition was had by her.
вЂњI happened to be maybe not excited,вЂќ said Ms. Kanwal, 22, whom lives in a poor community in the town of Gujranwala, into the eastern province of Punjab. вЂњI felt something bad would definitely take place.вЂќ
Arranged marriages are normal in Pakistan, but this 1 was unusual. The groom, who stated he had been a poultry that is rich, met Ms. KanwalвЂ™s family throughout a monthslong remain on a tourist visa.