A petition has been placed filed with a court in Pakistan demanding that the government act against a Pakistani citizen who reportedly married his male partner in Sweden, according to a report in Pakistan's Express Tribune newspaper.

A man claiming to represent a group called the United Human Rights Commission has petitioned the Sindh High Court demanding that the authorities act in the case.

Muhammad Imran Shahzad contended that the gay marriage involving a Pakistani citizen was illegal because it was against Islamic ideology and the laws of the country.

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