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Angelina Jolie wants divorce finalized by end of 2018

Angelina Jolie sought to move forward with her long and sometimes bitter divorce from Brad Pitt, which has yet to be finalized after almost two years

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British court recognises Sharia law marriages for the time

For the first time in the UK, a British court has recognised Sharia law after a judge made a landmark divorce ruling which could change the way Islamic marriage and divorce works in the country.  The high court ruled that an estranged couple’s nikah falls under British matrimonial law despite it not being legally recognised as such,…

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Over 7,000 divorce, child custody cases in Multan

Reporting by Meher Imran Multan’s courts are hearing 7,137 cases of divorce, child custody and other family cases Dissolution of marriage, child support and child custody are issues that the 7,137 cases pertain to. Family cases are increasing rapidly. Why? The state isn’t fulfilling its responsibilities and the result is poverty, said legal expert Samina…

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When will it stop?

By Zara Maqbool Yesterday I heard the agony and helplessness in a friend’s voice that shook me to my core. She has been divorced since years and has been granted custody by the court and yet day in and out she gets bullied by the ex-husband in one-way or another. She has reached a point…

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Reham Khan breaks silence on Imran’s alleged third marriage

NEWS DESK: Reham Khan, the last wife of PTI chief Imran Khan, has finally broken her silence on reports of his alleged third marriage. Speaking to a foreign news outlet, Reham implied that Bushra Maneka was the reason behind the divorce of Imran Khan and Reham Khan. She said that their marriage ceremony was performed…

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Trouble in paradise: Does it affect your child?

By Areesha Babar Marriage is the union of two souls as lifetime partners in a personal relationship. We often describe marriage as a commitment. Marriage will not survive if there is no commitment, but I believe marriage requires more than that. Marriage is like an institution, where two people learn and grow together. You learn…

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Online divorce searches likely to surge in January, data suggests

NEWS DESK: While a new year means a fresh start, this means different things for different people. For some, it’s a case of starting a new exercise regime or trying out a wacky diet, however, for others, new beginnings are somewhat less simple. According to data analysed by divorce support service Amicable, more than 40,500…

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Triple talaq bill passed in India’s Lok Sabha

NEWS DESK: Amidst protests from a few political parties, including those close to the BJP, the Lok Sabha on Thursday passed by voice vote the Bill that makes instant triple talaq or talaq-e-biddat a criminal offence, with a jail term of up to three years, reported The Hindu. The proposed law would be applicable to…

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India parliament backs bill criminalising instant divorce

The Indian parliament’s lower house Thursday passed a bill proposing jail time for Muslim men who try to end their marriages through the controversial “instant divorce”, months after it was banned by the Supreme Court for violating women’s rights.  The government legislation was passed despite strong resistance by opposition parties, completing the first step towards making the…

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Muniba Mazari: I left him and I’m glad I did.

NEWS DESK: Activist Muniba Mazari’s former husband recently filed a case against her for “blaming and bashing him for all her afflictions”. The activist has finally spoken out, saying that she “left him” and that she’s “glad” she did. Here’s what she said while replying to tweets on the issue: Clarifying divorce when world thinks you…

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Muniba Mazari’s former spouse sues her for defamation

NEWS DESK: The former husband of activist Muniba Mazari has filed a case against her for “blaming and bashing him for all her afflictions”. The activist has denied the allegations in tweets. Khurram Shahzad, a former fighter pilot of the Pakistan Air Force, has filed a suit against Mazari in the court of additional district and…

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SHOCKING: Divorce cases on the rise in Karachi–here’s why…

KARACHI: Divorce cases are on the rise in the city, with records revealing as many as 15,000 khula cases registered during the current year. According to experts, divorce cases have been rising in Karachi as well as other cities such as Lahore due to social media. “Nowadays young boys and girls befriend each other on…

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Here is the biggest threat to marriages, according to experts

NEWS DESK: What are some of the biggest issues that married couples face? Financial troubles, intimacy issues, emotional misunderstandings … all of these might seem like one-way fast tracks to relationship homicide, but they’re really just symptomatic of a wider issue, argue relationships experts, reported The Independent. The one thing that causes more divorces than…

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Divorce runs in families and could be genetic, says study

NEWS DESK: Divorce does run in the family and could be genetic, researchers have suggested, reported The Independent. It’s well established that children of divorced parents are more likely to get divorced than the children of parents who stayed together. It had been assumed that this may have been down to environmental factors, and the…

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Amir Khan rejects Faryal Makhdoom’s pleas to save relationship

LONDON: Boxer Amir Khan and his wife are on the course of separation, as he has sensationally rejected the pleas of Faryal Makhdoom to save their relationship. Makhdoom revealed she and husband Amir Khan are “starting afresh” on Thursday amid a very public fall out. The model – who announced her second pregnancy after Amir…

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Amir Khan confirms he is divorcing wife Faryal Makhdoom

LONDON: Amir Khan has revealed he’s filed for divorce from wife Faryal Makhdoom, and stated he’ll support their unborn child. Faryal previously announced she was pregnant with Amir’s second child last month, and now he’s confirmed how they’re no longer together and stated he wasn’t aware of the pregnancy until it was posted on social…

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Damsel in Divorce

By: Zara Maqbool Divorce! A double-edged word that is a painful choice taken by a person; male or female and judged and scorned by the society at large. My friend Uz Abbasi rightfully says, “ This word society is misleading and in this day and age seems passé”. Touché! I am guilty of using this…

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Another controversial panchayat forcibly separates married couple

NEWS DESK: A man and a woman who had married out of freewill were forcibly separated under a ruling given by yet another panchayat in Multan’s Muzafarrabad area, reported Samaa. Adnan and Uzma had married each other out of freewill. The panchayat made them sign divorce papers at gunpoint. According to Adnan, he has approached…

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Faryal threatened to ‘destroy’ Amir with all the dirt she had on him: friends

NEWS DESK: Boxer Amir Khan’s estranged wife threatened to ‘destroy him’ as their marriage collapsed, reported New York Post. Friends of the star have revealed he was desperate to leave Faryal Makhdoom, 26, two years ago, telling them the pair was ‘living in hell’. But they said she had vowed to ruin Amir by exposing…

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I was maligned after divorce with Imran, says Reham Khan

                    HARIPUR: Reham Khan, former wife of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, said that she was maligned after her divorce with the political leader. Speaking in a press conference, she said that she is not in contact with former PTI leader Aisha Gulalai nor did…

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Indian woman terms Tahir’s allegations bundle of lies

ISLAMABAD: Indian national Uzma on Friday submitted para-wise comments in response to the petition of her Pakistani husband, Tahir Ali, before the Islamabad High Court. The Indian woman filed the reply through First Secretary of the High Commission of India, Dr Piyush Singh. Malik Shahnawaz Noon along with his client Uzma appeared before the the…

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