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How can a woman seek divorce in Pakistan?
04:33:31 PM - 12th Dec 2016
Please note that under Muslim law, marriage is a social contract between adult male and female muslim.
For a muslim girl to seek divorce from her husband, there are limited situations under which she can do so. For instance, under the Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act 1939 Section 2 there are limited number of situations where a woman can seek divorce. They are:
• Where husband has not being present in marriage for a period of 4 years,
• Where husband fails to maintain wife and has financial constraints;
• Where he marries another woman without the first wife’s consent;
• Where husband is phsycially incapable or impotent to perform intimacy and has not done so for a period of atleast three years;
• Also where woman was married at the time when she was under 15 years of age and the marriage was not consummated she can seek divorce
• Where the husband is ‘unduly severe’ meaning that he abuses his wife physically or emotionally and or is involved in immoral activities
• Husand does not allow wife to excerise religious freedoms etc or discriminates her when compared to other wives etc.
These are some of the reasons where a woman can seek dissolution of marriage from court.
Hope the above helps.
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