New Delhi: Pakistan’s Sardar Jan Mohammad Khilji, a 46-year-old from Quetta, Balochistan, is a father of 35 children. But now he is on a hunt for a fourth wife as he wants to father 100 children.
Jan Mohammad claims that his three wives are happy about it, though he did not allow them to comment about this. He also believes it is his religious duty to have as many children as possible.
Under Islam, Pakistani men are permitted to marry up to four wives, though to do so they must seek permission from their first wife and from an arbitration council.
It remains rare for men to take multiple wives in the country, but when polygamy does take place, studies have shown it can result in ‘depression and despair’ among wives while children often struggle to connect with their father.