Case Law

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…

Child marriages: LHC Judgement

THE recent judgement of the Lahore High Court in ‘Azka Wahid vs Province of Punjab’ has declared the arbitrary distinction in the legally prescribed minimum age of marriage in the Punjab Child Marriage Restraint Act, 1929 18 years for men and 16 years for women as unconstitutional. Decades of lobbying…

Man sentenced to 80 lashes for denying child’s paternity

KARACHI: A sessions court has sentenced a man to 80 lashes for refusing to admit paternity of his child and falsely accusing his ex-wife of adultery. Additional District and Sessions Judge (Malir) Shehnaz Bohyo convicted Fareed Qadir under Section 7(1) of the Offence of Qazf (Enforcement Of Hadd) Ordinance, 1979…

President instruct Wapda to disburse a welfare grant to the special child

ISLAMABAD: President Arif Alvi has directed Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) to immediately pay the welfare grant to a retired employee`s special child from the date of its discontinuation . According to the Presidency, the president ordered the authority to initiate disciplinary proceedings against delinquent officials who had stopped…


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