Nikahnama has guarantees for Bride, Molvi just cut all of them simply.

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Hyderabad: 16 Dec 2022: Did you know? As the bride entering a marriage, you can add any sort of special conditions to the Nikkahnama, they could be as cute as going on a vacation every few months or as serious as reserving the right to education and continue working after marriage. Pakistani law also empowers you to ask for delegated right to divorce, a much simpler process in comparison to Khula. However it is imperative to not have the section crossed out in your Nikkahnama.
Nikah Nama is a primary document of a marriage that has 26 different clauses/columns on it. Each column has its own value and importance and none of these columns can be crossed as we generally see in our society.
If you are a female who is also not getting enough support from your home to understand this Nikah Nama document at the event of your marriage. Or you are thinking to do the court marriage but want to know what legal rights do you have and how to secure your future on legal grounds.
Column 1: It is for the general information of Ward, Town and District etc. where the marriage has taken place.
Columns 2 & 3 are for the personal information of the Groom.
Columns 4 to 6 of the Nikah Nama are related to the personal information of the Bride.
Columns 7, 8, 9 and, 10 are for the information of witnesses of the Bride and Groom. In the arrange marriage setups, people usually fill these columns. But in the case of court marriage, it is not important to be filled. The reason is that the couple can see each other while they are signing the documents.
Column 11 for the “Witnesses of Marriage”. It is very much important hence cannot be left blank as it is a mandatory requirement of marriage registration regardless of the fact it is arranged or court marriage.
Column 12 is for the date of marriage. The date of marriage registration can be a different one if registered late.
In 13, 14, 15 number rows the nikah registrar shall write “Dower Amount or also called Haq Mehar”. It is mandatory as per Sharia and Pakistani Laws hence cannot be left blank. There is no minimum or maximum limits on the amount of Mehar/Dower Amount. It can be any amount mutually agreed upon.
Number 16 row is also related to Dower Amount/Haq Mehar if there is any property or asset is committed against Haq Mehar.
The number 17 is for any special conditions but not all special conditions are accepted in the Family Court if an issue arises between the couple.
Column 18 of the Nikah Nama is one of the most important sections where the bride may be granted a “Delegated Right of Divorce by the Husband”. If the bride has been granted this right then in the case of disputes she can also divorce her husband using the “Delegated Right of Divorce” granted to her. You can call our Female Court Marriage Lawyers and ask in detail.
Clause # 19 is relating to any sanctions imposed on the husband’s right to divorce. But it has been a space-filler due to many judgments by the superior courts. The Supreme court of Pakistan has declared that the Right to Divorce is a fundamental right of man hence no sanction can be imposed. Our Female Legal Consultants can guide you more.
Column 20 of this marriage documents is another most important section for a bride. It gives her the right to claim minimum monthly maintenance from her husband.
Many women visit our offices in very depressing situations in the event of 2nd marriage by their husbands against their will. So here in clause # 21, it is mentioned that if the husband has been granted permission by the Arbitration Council to contract 2nd marriage under the Muslim Family Laws Ordinance, 1961. Our Female Court Marriage lawyers can explain the cons of non-availability of this document.
22 and 23 are continuity of clause # 21.
Number 24 is to write the information of the Marriage Registrar.
Number 25 shows the date of Marriage registration and number 26 is about the marriage registration Fee.

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