Child Custody Battles in Pakistan – A Legal Perspective

Child custody is a sensitive issue that often arises in divorce cases. The primary concern in these battles is always the welfare of the child. Pakistan’s family law, drawing from Islamic principles, provides comprehensive guidelines on this matter.

According to the law, the mother usually has the right of ‘hizanat,’ or custody of minor children. However, the father, as the ‘natural guardian,’ also plays a critical role. The age at which custody can shift from the mother to the father depends on the child’s gender. Yet, the paramount consideration remains the child’s welfare.

Courts also consider several factors when deciding custody matters, such as the parents’ financial stability, moral character, the child’s age and preference, and the impact on the child’s education and social life.

Legal battles over child custody can be complex and emotionally draining. Advocate Faisal Iqbal Awan of MJF Law understands the emotional toll such disputes can take. His deep knowledge of Pakistani family law allows him to guide you through these difficult proceedings while ensuring the child’s best interest remains paramount. For advice or representation, contact Advocate Faisal Iqbal Awan at With compassionate and competent legal support, navigating child custody battles becomes a less daunting task.

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