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Monday, November 17, 2008

Divorce made easy for Muslim women

Pakistan’s Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) has recommended that a divorce demanded by a Muslim woman will take legal affect in case the husband fails to oblige after 90 days. The council in a meeting here on Saturday night, proposed fundamental changes in family laws. The meeting was chaired by CII chairman Khalid Masood.

The CII recommended that divorce papers shall also be registered as the nikahnama (marriage contract) is filled under the law. It decided that the bridegroom will declare his assets at the time of his first wedding and give complete details of his first wife and children in nikahnama when entering into a second marriage.

The CII said that the declaration of the first divorce announced by the husband would be registered, following which the second and third declaration would seal the fate of marriage.


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