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IHC Judgement on Child Custody

This case involves the future of a young girl (Meher Fatima) who lost her mother to epilepsy when she was barely two years old. At the time when her mother was unwell and subsequently in hospital, she was at the house of her maternal grandmother being looked after by her maternal family, including a maternal uncle and unmarried aunt along…

Minors charged with terrorism offence to be tried in juvenile court

The Peshawar High Court has ruled that a juvenile accused charged with terrorism-related offence should be tried by a juvenile court notified under the Juvenile Justice System Act, 2018, and not by an anti-terrorism court. A single-member bench consisting of Justice Ishtiaq Ibrahim accepted plea of an under-trial juvenile accused…

Court summons police in girl’s ‘abduction’ case

The chief justice of Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Court has summoned the Gilgit SSP and Danyore SHO on 27 March 2024 in a case relating to alleged abduction of an underage girl and her forced marriage. A legal team of the GB High Court Bar representing the father of 13-year-old Falak Noor…

Court grants custody of five girls to their parents

A judicial magistrate on 20 March 2024 handed over the custody of five teenage girls, who had disappeared from Saeedabad last month and recovered on Tuesday, to their parents. The investigating officer, Irshad Ahmed, brought the five teenage girls three daughters of Zameer Abbas and two daughters of Zulfiqar Ali…

Man convicted of marrying underage girl

A sessions court has sentenced a man to two years in the custody of a probation officer for marrying an underage girl, according to a news report. Additional District and Sessions Judge (west) Irshad Hussain found Muhammad Aslam, 40, guilty of marrying a 15-year-old girl under Section 3 of the…

Fake faith healer gets life term for burning girl

An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Faisalabad handed down life term and Rs220m fine to a woman fake faith healer who had set a girl on fire to exorcise ‘jinns’ from her in 2022. According to the prosecution, the victim girl, Sonia, was reportedly mentally ill and her parents called a…

Supreme Court upholds the women’s right to seek khula

According to a report by Daily Tribune, The Supreme Court on January 15, 2024 has noted that Islam confers the right of khula—dissolution of marriage—to woman and a Muslim woman can get herself released from the bond of marriage if she feels, due to any reason, that she could not…

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