Children in prisons

ON a cold morning in 1937, a remand home was inaugurated in Karachi under the Bombay Children Act, 1924. This remand home was later shifted to near Central Jail in Karachi, and is now functioning in accordance with the Sindh Children Act,

Nikah rights

THE Supreme Court recently delivered a judgement championing the rights of women within a marriage. The ruling stemmed from a case where a divorced woman sought entitlement to a plot mentioned in her nikahnama in the clause pertaining to ‘special conditions’, which

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

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

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,