Court orders death by stoning

Islamabad (AFP) - A Pakistani court sentenced a woman to death by stoning for bigamy, a national daily reported yesterday. Nasreen Bibi married her first husband Imdad in 1976 and gave birth to five children. In 1989 she married Jaffer Hussain, whom she told she was divorced, the News reported.

Her first husband then filed a case against her second marriage in a court at Dera Ismail Khan, 300km (186 miles) west of Islamabad. She failed to prove the divorce and was condemned to death.