After 50 years, Pakistan mulls changing Nikkah Nama and Talaqnama Papers for protecting women rights

After 50 years, Pakistan mulls changing Nikkah Nama and Talaqnama Papers for protecting women rights
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ISLAMABAD - After 50 years, Pakistan is likely to make changes to the Nikkah Nama and the Divorce papers.

The Council of Islamic Ideology’s (CCI) research section has been working on updating the nikhanama (marriage) and talaqnama (divorce) documents, in order to bring them in line with today’s requirements.

The nikahnama and talaqnama that is in use today was first drafted in the 1960s. It has become obsolete and cumbersome, owing to certain clauses that don’t take into account emerging issues.

This was stated by Dr Qibla Ayaz, Chairman CCI, while speaking to a local media publication recently. He is of the view that there is an urgent need to protect the rights of women, and therefore, the newly drafted nikahmana and talaqnama plan to address this.

The new draft nikahnama will also include a provision for the bride to dissolve the marriage.

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