Once you marry in Islamabad or Timbuktu and your marriage is recognized as valid there, you are deemed to be a married person anywhere in the world, and that includes the US. You put "married" on the I-130. (besides, how could you file an I-130 for your "husband" if you are not considered to be married?)
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Married is married. You should be filling in correct information. based on your description, filling in single would be a lie.
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