..::What is the Legal Process of Court Marriage in Pakistan

For court marriage you have to supply copies of National Identity Card (CNIC), Two copies of passport size photos with white or blue background. Proper verification of age and identity. The minimum age for a Girl (Lady, Woman) and boy (Man) is 18 years. Age verification is necessary & the same can be done by way of producing copies of “National Identity Card (CNIC)”, “Form B” or Educational Certificate (S.S.C, Matric).

Procedure of court marriage is:

Girl having age more than 18 years can contract marriage in the court with her own freewill and wish without the will of her parents. Law gives her right. For court marriage only CNIC or other document for the proof of her age is sufficient. The girl has to personally appear in the court who will execute the freewill and on the basis of her freewill her marriage (Nikah) will be performed. For marriage performance at least two witnesses are required.

Parents cannot cancel Marriage (Nikah), Parents can only pressurize her/his to file the divorce case in the court. She (Girl, Lady, Woman, Bride) can get divorce from the court and Man (He, Man, Groom) can pronounce divorce her. Otherwise there is no other way for the cancellation of the Marriage (Nikah).

Legal Marriage age for Girl and boy is 18 years.  For Registration of Marriage you are required, Pakistani ID, Form B or Educational Certificate for verification of Date of Birth.

Note: To avoid complications first coordinate with your Parents, Friends & Family to make arrangements of Marriage (Nikkah); if not possible then consult with Senior Lawyer (Advocate) for legal advice.

Citation Name  : 2010  PLD  61     QUETTA-HIGH-COURT-BALOCHISTAN
  Side Appellant : Mst. GIRAN NAZ alias SHAGUFTA BIBI
  Side Opponent : State
Arts. 4, 31, 35 & 199—Constitutional petition—Petitioners sought directions to Superintendent, Dar-ul-Aman to arrange their marriage and release female petitioner from Dar-ul-Aman thereafter—Court below did not permit petitioners to contract court marriage and set the pre-condition of settlement with the parents of the girl and her custody to them-Validity-Article 4 of the Constitution mandated that no person could be prevented from doing or be hindered in doing that which was not prohibited by law and that it was an inalienable right of every citizen to be treated in accordance with law—Law did not prevent an adult lady from marrying an adult man of her choice—Article 35 of the Constitution required the State to protect the institution of marriage—High Court ensured during hearing of the case that female petitioner was old enough to understand the ramifications of her decision, therefore, petitioners could not be prevented from marrying each other—Orders of courts below were set aside and Superintendent Dar-ul-Aman was directed to arrange the marriage of petitioners and allow the female to leave Dar-al-Aman—Petition was accepted.

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