The recent case of two young lovers committing suicide in Pakistan, after the girl's family fixed a match for her elsewhere, has brought the spotlight on the difficulties faced by people marrying out of love, something uncommon in the conservative Islamic country.
On Nov.4, Adnan Ali and Muqaddas Bibi, both 19, drank poison at a schoolyard in their hometown in the northeastern district of Faisalabad.
The couple committed suicide during the wedding that Bibi's parents had arranged with another man of their choosing. Both the young lovers were pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.
"When we reached both were writhing in pain and were vomiting on the ground," Adnan's father Muhammed Ramzan told EFE. EFE