..::Grounds for Dissolution of Marriage in Pakistan

•Desertion by husband for four years,

•Failure to maintain for two years

•Husband contracting a polygamous marriage in contravention of established legal procedures,

•Husband’s imprisonment for seven years,

•Husband’s failure to perform marital obligations for three years,

•Husband’s continued impotence from the time of the marriage,

•Husband’s insanity for two years or his serious illness,

•Wife’s exercise of her option of puberty if she was contracted into marriage by any guardian before age of 16 and repudiates the marriage before the age of 18 (as long as the marriage was not consummated),

•Husband’s cruelty (including physical or other mistreatment, unequal treatment of co-wives), and

•Any other ground recognised as valid for the dissolution of marriage under Muslim law.

Dissolution of Marriage on the ground of “ khula” may also be granted without husband’s consent if wife is willing to forgo her financial rights.



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