Child Custody Laws in Pakistan: A Comprehensive Guide

Child custody disputes are one of the most heart-wrenching aspects of family law. In Pakistan, custody laws are based on Islamic law principles and aim to serve the best interests of the child. The Guardians and Wards Act, 1890, provides the primary legal framework for these matters.

Custody and guardianship are two different legal concepts in Pakistan. Custody relates to the upbringing and care of the child, while guardianship pertains to the management of the child’s property and assets.

Mothers are generally given preference for custody of young children, especially in the case of girls. However, the court takes into account several factors, including the child’s age, child’s preference, welfare of the child, financial status of the parents, and the character and conduct of the parents.

Custody disputes can be emotionally draining, and the legal proceedings may seem overwhelming. An experienced advocate can guide you through this process, helping ensure the best outcome for your child.

Advocate Faisal Iqbal Awan, at MJF Law, is an expert in family law. His extensive experience, coupled with a compassionate approach, can guide you through the complex legal maze of child custody disputes. For advice or representation, contact Advocate Faisal Iqbal Awan at

Child custody disputes require not just a deep understanding of the law but also a sensitive approach, and Advocate Awan is well-equipped to provide both.

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