Reconciliation Council’s Permission Mandatory for Second Marriage: IHC

The Islamabad High Court (IHC), in an unprecedented ruling, has made it mandatory for men to take prior permission from Islamic Reconciliation Council for second marriage despite having consent from the first wife.

IHC Chief Justice, Justice Athar Minallah, gave the verdict on Monday while hearing a case related to a dispute on a second marriage.

Justice Athar ruled that if a man enters a second marriage with the consent of his first wife but has not taken permission from the council, he will be punishable accordingly.


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Petitioner Dilshad Bibi submitted before the court that she had entered a marriage contract with Liaqat Ali Mir from Azad Kashmir in 2011. The duo lived in Islamabad for a couple of years before separation in 2013. Later, her husband entered a second marriage without the petitioner’s consent.

The court observed that the second marriage without the consent of first wife and the reconciliation council was punishable under Muslim Family Laws Ordinance-1961.

Hence, Liaqat Mir was handed one month of prison and a fine of Rs. 5,000.


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Liaqat appealed against the verdict and the Additional Session Judge of the Appellate Court acquitted him on the grounds that he was a citizen of Azad Kashmir and Pakistani laws didn’t have the jurisdictions there.

His wife filed another plea against the acquittal in Islamabad High Court. Justice Athar remarked that Muslim Family Laws Ordinance-1961 applied to each and every Muslim across the country and ordered Session Judge to decide the case on merit.


  • This Law Is Totally AGAINST Of Islamic Law’s :

    Nikha ko Asaan Banao Warna Zina_Aaaam Ho Jayega Aur

    Pehly He Bohat Si Ladies (Specially Widow) Ghar Pe Intezaar Kar Rahi hai Koi DULHA Aye

    RIP RIP RIP

  • The whole laws of Pakistan are not compliant with Shariah, We got our laws from the English Dictators. Such a shame for a country whose foundations laid based on islamic ideology.

  • Ye chez to christian or hindu k liay hay k sirf aik shaadi ki ijazat hay. Muslman to 4 shadian kr sktay hain or is k liay kisi ki ijazat ki b zroorat nai hay. Allah rehm kray Pakistan par

  • Male aur Female dono ko sirf aik hi shadi ki ejazat honi chahiye,
    Lekin hamaray mullah aur awam k dimagh mein to sirf aik hi cheez ghussi huwi hai,

    aur jub dil karta hai Mullah ka Hadees ki Kitabo ko update kartay rahtay hain..

    • Are you out of your mind. Please read Quran and Ahadess and then comment,

      Allaah says in His Holy Book (interpretation of the meaning):

      “And if you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly with the orphan girls then marry (other) women of your choice, two or three, or four; but if you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then only one or (slaves) that your right hands possess. That is nearer to prevent you from doing injustice”

      [al-Nisa’ 4:3]

      or ya jo aap ka “Mulla” k khilaf baatain krnay ka dil cha raha hay na to pehlay ya soch lain k aap ko islam ka kitna pata hay. Ham sab nay or hamaray bachoon nay b deen inhi “Mulla” say seekha hay. Agar itna hotay na to khud parha laitay. Or akhri baat, “Awaam” main aap b shamil hain


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