Man challenges step sister's visitation rights on 'Islamic' grounds

By November 29, 2022Pakistan

Ghana clash will be different, says Uruguay's Alonso
Brazil political divide spills over to World Cup
LHC to decide on challenge to lower court's decision granting step-sister bi-weekly visitation to minor
The Lahore High Court (LHC) is to decide on the visitation rights of a step-sister after the petitioner challenged earlier lower court orders in the matter citing provisions in Islamic law among other grounds.
As the proceedings commenced on Monday, the petitioner’s counsel Waseem Ahmad Mokal implored the court that “justice is dispensed as per the law not as per the whims and wishes of judges”.
"What is the objection if step-sister wants to meet with the minor?" Justice Tariq Saleem Sheikh questioned. To this, the counsel replied that under the Islamic law a step sister has no such right.
Read Family allowed to meet ‘girl’
According to details, the respondent, Sehrish is the step-sister of four-year-old Hussain Ali and was born to parents Muhammad Anwar and Rehana Kausar. However, upon the passing of her father, Hussain's mother married the petitioner, Abid Hameed.
The petitioner's counsel told the court today that Rehana Kausar later passed away and the four-year-old has since been living with him and his two sisters.
Sehrish had earlier filed a petition in the lower court seeking visitation rights, which were granted by an additional district and sessions judge in September. The court had directed the petitioner to arrange a meeting between the minor and his step-sister twice to thrice a week.
Sehrish had then gone on to file a contempt petition against Abid Hameed, arguing that he had not complied with the court's order. The court had in response issued a schedule of meeting for the step-siblings in October.
Read more Woman’s plea against daughter’s marriage rejected
Challenging the above orders in the LHC, Hameed argued that Sehrish was a married woman with no visitation rights in the purview of Islamic law. He also contended that she has "no bond" with the minor in question because she never lived with him.
The petitioner pleaded to the court to set aside both aforementioned orders, arguing that they "violated the real essence of the law".
The LHC has adjourned the hearing, categorizing the matter under 'waiting for order’.
COMMENTS

Replying to X

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.
For more information, please see our Comments FAQ
PTI leads in 1st phase of AJK LG polls
Updated Nov 28, 2022
Katrina Kaif chimes in on the 'Mera Dil Ye Pukare Aaja' dance trend
Updated Nov 28, 2022
Actor could be seen grooving to the famous song that recently made rounds on Pakistani social media
TTP calls off ceasefire, orders terrorist attacks across Pakistan
Updated 23 hours ago
Banned terror outfit blames army, intelligence agencies for continuing attacks on them
Gen Bajwa hopes army to stay apolitical
Updated Nov 28, 2022
In interview with Gulf News, COAS deems political intolerance, terrorism and economy biggest challenges for country
‘4 golian’: Imran's explanation of Ismail's 'narrow' escape triggers meme fest
Updated Nov 28, 2022
Former premier claims 'four bullets came out of former Sindh governor's clothes' during Wazirabad attack
PTI leads in 1st phase of AJK LG polls
Updated Nov 28, 2022
ISPR slams nefarious campaign against Gen Bajwa, family
Updated Nov 27, 2022
Military's media wing quashes claims of Bajwa family assets on social media as based on 'lies', 'malicious intent'
Katrina Kaif chimes in on the 'Mera Dil Ye Pukare Aaja' dance trend
Updated Nov 28, 2022
Actor could be seen grooving to the famous song that recently made rounds on Pakistani social media
TTP calls off ceasefire, orders terrorist attacks across Pakistan
Updated 23 hours ago
Banned terror outfit blames army, intelligence agencies for continuing attacks on them
Gen Bajwa hopes army to stay apolitical
Updated Nov 28, 2022
In interview with Gulf News, COAS deems political intolerance, terrorism and economy biggest challenges for country
Family Court summons PTI leader Haleem Adil Sheikh
Noor’s family seeks early hanging of convict
Family allowed to meet ‘girl’
Seven of a family die in fire
LHC sets aside conviction in 'consensual' sex case
‘How a father can abduct his daughters,’ observes LHC
LHC seeks replies on plea making CCTV mandatory for interrogation
LHC judge recuses from hearing plea against Model Town JIT
Govt through tough decisions averted default risk: PM
Man ‘kills’ wife, three daughters with knife in Karachi’s Malir
Khar, Afghan Taliban discuss bilateral issues in Kabul
Man challenges step sister's visitation rights on 'Islamic' grounds
Man sentenced to death for shocking double murder of mother, son
AIIB transfers $500 million to Pakistan
One On One: Hasan Rizvi
One On One: Fatima Tariq
Style Anatomy: Anjiya Mithani
عوامی شکایات دور کرنے میں خیبرپختونخوا چوتھے سال بھی پہلے نمبر پر
وزارت داخلہ کا صوبائی آئی جیز پر کنٹرول کیسے ہوتا ہے؟ اسلام آباد ہائی کورٹ
بلوچستان مالی بحران، وزیراعلیٰ کا سیاسی قائدین کے ساتھ وزیراعظم کے پاس جانے کا فیصلہ
پنجاب میں 10ماہ کے دوران خواتین اور بچوں سے زیادتی کے 7ہزار سے زائد کیسز رپورٹ
ٹرانسجینڈر ایکٹ شادی شدہ پر لاگو نہیں ہوتا تو غیر شادی شدہ پر کیسے ہوگا؟ شرعی عدالت
پنجاب وومن پروٹیکشن ایکٹ 2016ء کے خلاف تمام درخواستیں خارج
PTI leads in 1st phase of AJK LG polls
Katrina Kaif chimes in on the 'Mera Dil Ye Pukare Aaja' dance trend
TTP calls off ceasefire, orders terrorist attacks across Pakistan
Gen Bajwa hopes army to stay apolitical
‘4 golian’: Imran's explanation of Ismail's 'narrow' escape triggers meme fest
Future of hydroelectric power
Good governance: remedy for terrorism
COP27: success conduces responsibility
In the midst of the invisibles
The Sharm el-Sheikh COP27
Future of work
New army chief — and the challenges
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, redistributed or derived from. Unless otherwise stated, all content is copyrighted © 2022 The Express Tribune.

See also  Pakistan won't tolerate TTP’s cross-border terrorism, reserves right for direct action: FM Bilawal

source

Spread the love

Leave a Reply