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Maintenance of Wife

Maintenance is a right of child or children dependent on his/her father to be maintained during the age of minority. It is duty of the father to maintain his child/ children.

Wife Maintenance law in Pakistan:

In Muslim Family Laws Ordinance the wife is entitled to claim her maintenance during the subsistence of marriage. And also the post-operative period during Iddat or pregnancy she also claims maintenance from her husband. However, if the wife is living separately from the husband with reasonable cause then she also entitled to maintenance. Thereafter to get her present maintenance as well as previous maintenance she can file a suit for maintenance before Family Court accordingly through her legal counsel. After submitting the suit for maintenance, the court issues notice to the defendant for filing a written statement to his defense. However, the Company tries to find a Family Disputes Solution.

Relevant Legislation in Family Issues:

  • Muslim Family Laws Ordinance, 1961
  • Guardians and Wards Act, 1890
  • Offence of Qazf (Enforcement of Hudood) Order, 1979
  • Child Marriage Restraint Act, 1929
  • Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act, 1939
  • (West Pakistan) Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act, 1962
  • (West Pakistan) Family Courts Act, 1964
  • Offence of Zina (Enforcement of Hudood) Ordinance, 1979
  • Law of Evidence (Qanun-e-Shahadat) Order, 1984
  • Enforcement of Sharia Act, 1991
  • Dowry and Bridal Gifts (Restriction) Act, 1976
  • Prohibition (Enforcement of Hudood) Order, 1979
  • Execution of Punishment of Whipping Ordinance, 1979 (many provisions of this Ordinance were repealed later on so as to limit the number of crimes to which it is applicable)

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