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You can’t disown your father even if he is absent, rules Supreme Court 

Court doesn't allow woman to remove father's name from CNIC

SAMAA | - Posted: Dec 13, 2018 | Last Updated: 3 years ago
Posted: Dec 13, 2018 | Last Updated: 3 years ago

Court doesn't allow woman to remove father's name from CNIC

Pakistan’s top court ruled that people cannot their get their surname changed even if their fathers fail to fulfill their responsibilities. 

The Supreme Court was hearing the unique case of a woman, identified as Tatheer Fatima, who wanted to change her surname and remove her father’s name from her identity card.

“A father not fulfilling his responsibilities doesn’t mean his name could be removed from CNIC,” said the chief justice.

Related: Supreme Court orders man who abandoned daughter 16 years ago to pay for her expenses

The court disposed of the case and remarked that the cabinet can take a decision on the matter.

On September 13, the father, Shahid Ayub, was ordered to pay for her expenses. It was learnt that he had abandoned his family for the last 16 years. “This is the father who has never even taken my name,” Fatima told the court. “Only I know the difficulty with which I got his mobile number.  I had contacted him earlier to write his name in the B-form but he told me to go to the police station instead.”

However, Ayub denied doing this. According to him, he separated from his wife in 1996. He continued to pay Fatima’s expenses till 1999 but stopped after that.

The Pakistani law does not allow children to remove the names of their fathers from their NICs. The judges were reviewing this one of a kind case to help the woman.

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  1. Aqib.Ch  August 28, 2020 2:38 am/ Reply

    Some so called parents doesn’t deserve to be called parents. Especially fathers who disown their children and degrade them in front of others. LOL a father can disown his children legally but children can’t. How double standard is our society and justice system. Sorry I’m totally disagree with the decision of court even i I know its doesn’t matter. Everyone have right to write his own book and free to live their life without any interruption of others

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