Karachi Mass Wedding Helps 300 Couples Avoid Debts

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Dressed like a princess, the 21-year-old Pakistani bride got married in fine style, exchanging vows with her 25-year-old groom Mohammed Zada at a solemn ceremony in a vast arena bathed with colorful lights. The only catch: 299 other couples were there to share the moment. Even modest weddings are lavish affairs in Pakistan. Big spending on jewelry, clothes and food for parties that run for days can leave families in debt for years. To help out, a state-run charity organized a mass wedding at the weekend in the metropolis of Karachi for poor couples who otherwise couldn’t afford…