Less Food Pakistan weddings will now have only one main dish

Extravagant weddings are a very common in Pakistan, but that may be ending soon in the capital, as the Supreme Court has banned unnecessary decorations, ruling that only one dish will be allowed at a wedding.

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Extravagant weddings are a very common in Pakistan, but that may be ending soon in the capital, as the Supreme Court has banned unnecessary decorations, ruling that only one dish will be allowed at a wedding.

According to Dawn news, the decision was made on January 15, stating that only one main dish will be served at a wedding and unnecessary decoration banned.

Pakistani expatriates in Dubai welcomed the decision and were of the opinion that it will cost less for poor families to marry off their daughters.

"It will be easier now for poor families to marry their daughters off. This rule should be strictly implemented throughout Pakistan for both rich and poor families. The rich are shouldn't be allowed to flout orders," said Imtiaz Ahmad, a Pakistani expat living in Dubai.

However, managers and owners of wedding halls and catering services say they need more time to implement the rule. They allege that while the Supreme Court issued the decision in January, they only received the orders last week.

Also, families book venues and finalize menus way ahead of the wedding date, so cancelling them would incur losses, owners claim.

Meanwhile, administration officials say initially the restriction would be mandatory for commercial enterprises and later other businesses involved in decoration and catering would be asked to comply.

But the administration will not trespass in weddings taking place at private venues such as houses, farmhouses, open plots and grounds and will take action only if they receive a complaint.

Following the court rules, only one main dish would be allowed at wedding ceremonies henceforth. Guests may be served a curry, rice, nan, one type of salad and yogurt.

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