Taj Bibi was married to Ahmad Yar (the appellant). According to her statement before a Magistrate, she was divorced on 6-8-1980 as she was maltreated and accused of bad character by her husband. Thereafter she went to the house of her parents. According to her, they wanted to give her hand to person whom […]

Husband and wife were married in India, and after they migrated to Pakistan, he deserted her. This was the reason that the respondent filed an application for maintenance allowance under section 448 of the Criminal Procedure Code. An order granting maintenance was issued by the Additional City Magistrate. However, the husband was dissatisfied and filed a revision application […]

The parties performed a nikah ceremony without rukhsati (the wife continued to live with her parents). So the marriage was unconsummated. In 1952 the wife filed a suit for dissolution of marriage on the following two grounds: That the husband had failed to provide maintenance for a period of more than two years. That the husband was associating with […]

The present case has 4 petitioners. It is a writ petition under Article 32 of the Indian Constitution. Petitioner 1 is the President of “KALYANI” – a registered society – which is an organisation working for the welfare of needy-families and women in distress. Petitioner 2, Meena Mathur was married t Jitender Mathur in 1978. In 1988 she shocked […]

The parties were married in the year 1968. The husband Syed Ahmad Khan had already a wife living when he married the present wife Smt. Imrat Begum. The parties are supposed to have lived and cohabited together only for about a year and it was stated in the husband’s complaint dated the 29th Oct., 1973 […]

Jane Watiri petitioned the court to award her one half of a parcel of land that belonged to her deceased father on which she lived with her four children. Her brother objected, arguing that he had cultivated a larger portion of the land during his father’s lifetime than his sister and therefore was entitled to that larger […]

Khurshid Bibi was married to Muhammad Amin, and her brother was married to his sister. Since there were no offspring of the wedlock, Muhammad Amin took a second wife. Khurshid Bibi then demanded a separate house and though he promised it to her, he failed to fulfill his promise. She complained of maltreatment at his hands. Muhammad Sharif, her brother, […]