Saudi Arabia has prohibited its men from marrying women from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Chad and Myanmar, news agency ANI cited a Dawn report.
Dawn cited a Saudi media report, saying that men who want to marry foreigners will now have to face more restrictions.
According to unofficial figures, there are about 500,000 women from these four countries currently residing in the kingdom.
Saudi men wishing to marry foreigners now face tougher regulations, says a report in Makkah daily quoting Makkah Police Director Major General Assaf Al-Qurashi. The move is aimed at discouraging Saudi men from marrying foreigners and additional formalities have been placed before issuing permission for marriage with foreigners, the Dawn reported.
Those wanting to marry foreign women should first obtain the consent of the government and submit marriage applications through official channels, Qurashi was quoted as saying.
Qurashi said divorced men would not be allowed to apply within six…