A MAN who threatened to send his heavily pregnant wife back to Pakistan if she did not do all the housework at the home he shared with his family has been ordered by a judge to go on a course to reshape his attitude to women.

Ali Asghar made Uzma Ditta's life a misery when she arrived in Bradford after their arranged marriage, prosecutor Paul Nicholson said.

The wedding was in 2012 but Mrs Ditta did not come to the UK until October 2014, Bradford Crown Court heard.

Asghar, 35, of Bardsey Crescent, Barkerend, Bradford, pleaded guilty to controlling behaviour towards a close family member.

Mr Nicholson said the whole family ensured Mrs Ditta did all the housework and she was found in tears by her health visitor.

Her visa was due for renewal and Asghar threatened to send her back to Pakistan if she did not do as she was told. He stopped her leaving the house and communicating with friends.

The court heard she had now been rehoused and Judge Neil Davey QC made a five year restraining order banning Asghar from contacting her directly.

Asghar's barrister, Sophie Drake, said he accepted his behaviour had been deeply unpleasant but he never used violence on his wife.

His wrong views towards women needed to be challenged and addressed.

Mrs Ditta was Asghar's second wife and Miss Drake said problems needed to be averted in case a third wife came along.

"He is motivated to address his behaviour," she said.

Judge Davey sentenced Asghar to a two year community order with 100 hours of unpaid work and a rehabilitation activity requirement with the probation service.

The judge said Asghar should have cherished his wife but he made her life a misery.