About 40 deserving couples tied the knot at a mass wedding ceremony held here at Chowk Bahadurpur, 15-km from here the other day.

A local philanthropist Ch Muhammad Shafiq Chenab who also runs Chenab Welfare, organised the wedding to celebrate Pakistan Day in style.

At the mass wedding, 15 guests from bride and groom each side were invited. Household items worth Rs200,000 were given to each of the couples along with a jewellery set and watch.  Speaking on the occasion, Ch Shafiq said that his welfare organisation would organise mass wedding for deserving couples on monthly basis in future. He appealed to the well-off people to come forward and donate generously for the betterment of humanity. Later a lunch was also hosted in honour of all guests.