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    Grounds For Divorce In Pakistan

  • Christians divorce: plea for upholding LHC decision allowing divorce without adultery charges

    LAHORE: Punjab Commission on Status of Women Chairperson Fauzia Waqar on Thursday requested the Lahore High Court to uphold an earlier decision by the court of restoring section 7 of Christian Divorce Act 1869, which enabled Christian men to divorce their spouses without using the charge of adultery...

    She further said it was against the dignity of women that men were falsely imputing the charge of adultery against their Christian...

  • US Defence Secretary Mattis to reach Pakistan today, says will look for 'common grounds'

    US Defence Secretary James Mattis is due to arrive in Pakistan on Monday (today) for his first visit since taking over the charge of the Pentagon, a visit he said he would use to look for “common grounds” between the two countries and discussion on President Trump's new regional strategy...

    “We'll discuss the South Asia strategy,” the Secretary told reporters, saying that he had already visited India and Afghanistan and it was a...

  • Pakistan opens Chaman border crossing on 'humanitarian grounds' after 22 days

    Pakistan opened the Friendship Gate at Chaman border crossing on "humanitarian grounds" Saturday, 22 days after it was closed in the wake of an Afghan attack on Pakistani forces that left 12 people dead...

    The border crossing was opened "on humanitarian grounds in Ramazan on request from Afghan authorities", said a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR)...

  • Divorce in Pakistan on the rise due to gas loadshedding, MNA claims

    Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MNA Tahira Aurangzeb told the National Assembly on Tuesday that gas loadshedding is one of the leading causes behind the rising number of divorces in Pakistan...

    Tahira Aurangzeb, the mother of Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb, told the lower house that quarrels between couples have become routine because wives are unable to prepare food on time for the household due to gas...

  • CJP takes notice of Sindh govt's alleged acquisition of Hindu cremation grounds in Karachi

    Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Wednesday took notice of the Sindh government's alleged acquisition of land used by the Hindu community in Karachi as a cremation ground...

    The CJP took notice of the issue after Shri Ram Nath Maharaj submitted an application claiming that the provincial government had acquired land being used by the Hindu community for the construction of the Lyari Expressway in 2008...

  • SC debates grounds for disqualification of lawmakers while hearing Jahangir Tareen case

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday debated the grounds for disqualification of lawmakers while deliberating what constitutes as "dishonesty", as the counsel representing PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi maintained that PTI leader Jahangir Tareen had acquired illegal income through insider trading...

    A three-member bench of the apex court — headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Faisal Arab — was...

  • Minister claims references against Sharifs were prepared on weak grounds

    ISLAMABAD: The government claimed on Friday that the references filed against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and members of his family had been prepared on ‘weak grounds’ which could not be proved in an accountability court...

    “NAB is an independent institution and is, therefore, not under any pressure from the government,” Federal Minister for Privatisation Daniyal Aziz said in a press conference on Friday, in which he explained...

  • India stops Sikh pilgrims at Attari on ‘technical grounds’

    LAHORE: Despite issuance of visa by the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi, several Sikh pilgrims couldn’t enter the country after Indian authorities stopped them at Attari Railway Station on “technical grounds”...

    The Samjhota Express, which proceeded for India from Lahore Railway Station with routine passengers and was supposed to bring some 80 Yatris (Sikh pilgrims) from Attari, returned empty, according to official sources... ...

  • PM has lost moral, legal grounds to retain office — he must resign: Bilawal Bhutto

    PPP Chairman Bilwal Bhutto-Zardari on Tuesday lent his support to the rising chorus of demands for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation following the revelations made in the report submitted by the Panamagate joint investigation team (JIT) to the Supreme Court on Monday...

    He further said that the prime minister had lost all ethical and legal grounds to retain the premiership...

  • PM left with no moral grounds to stay on, says Chandio

    HYDERABAD: Pakistan Peo­ples Party-Parliamentarians (PPP-P) information secretary Maula Bux Chandio on Tuesday said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was left with no moral grounds to stay on...

    Criticising certain Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leaders for their outburst against judges and the SC-appointed joint investigation team, the senior PPP leader said that he had never seen such behaviour of people when it came to talking about...

  • Alonso to miss Bahrain Grand Prix on medical grounds

    MANAMA: Fernando Alonso will not take part in this weekend’s Grand Prix in Bahrain for medical reasons following his dramatic, death-defying crash at the Australian GP...

    “Two sets of chest CT scans were compared and it was decided that there was insufficient resolution of the signs to allow him to compete on safety grounds,” FIA said...

  • CAA grounds four aircraft of private airline

    According to sources, a fifth aircraft of the airline, which has not been grounded yet, faced some technical problems while landing at the Quetta airport on Thursday morning, which left the runway closed for more than two hours...

    As a result, the aircraft became immovable, blocking the runway for two and a half hours...

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