Rules and Laws Regarding Dissolution of Marriage in Pakistan
This article is written by one of our most experience Khulla and Divorce Lawyer.
In Pakistan, a marriage can be dissolved by adopting various procedures based on different situations e.g.
- a female gets a divorce by the way of Khulla,
- a man executes his right of divorce by serving a duly written divorce deed or
- by the way of a Mutual Divorce deed written with the consent of both partners.
- if the right to divorce was delegated to the wife by the husband in “Column 18 of Nikah Nama”.
What is Khulla & Process of Khulla?
Khulla is the right given to a female in Sharia law as well as prescribed in the Muslim Family Laws of Pakistan. A female can seek the khulla when she thinks that she cannot live happily with her husband within the limits prescribed by Almighty Allah. A wife can file a suit for dissolution of marriage and can also pronounce Talaq if such right has been delegated to her at the time of marriage in her Nikah Nama.
Our “Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act” describes in detail how a woman can obtain a decree for the dissolution of her marriage on any one or more of the following grounds:
- Husband is missing for four or more years.
- The husband is charged with a crime and sentenced to imprisonment for a period of seven years or upwards.
- Failed to financially maintain his wife.
- The husband was impotent at the time of marriage or failed to perform matrimonial obligations.
- Mentally insane for the last two years or more.
- Cruel treatment at home/Domestic violence etc.
- Husband has notorious reputation or force wife to an immoral life.
- Create hurdles or stop her in her religious practices
- The hatred between spouses can also be a reason for filing a suit for dissolution of marriage
What is Divorce by Husband & Process of divorce by husband?
Divorce is a right given to a male in the Sharia law as well as prescribed in Muslim Family Laws Ordinance 1961 of Pakistan. A husband who is not happy with his wife due to any reason and therefore can not live with his wife happily within the limits prescribed by Almighty Allah then such person can divorce his wife according to Section 7 of Muslim Family Laws Ordinance 1961 (MFLO 1961).
Section 7 of MFLO 1961 has laid down divorce procedure as following:
- Pronouncement of divorce in written to the wife.
- A copy of the same should be sent to the concerned Chairman Arbitration Council.
- An application to the Chairman Arbitration Council for the issuance of a Divorce Certificate.
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