CHAPTER 43
ISLAMIC FAMILY LAW ORDINANCE, 2001

PART II - MARRIAGE



Section 16. Reference to action by Syariah Judge

(1) In any of the following cases, that is to say-

the Registrar shall, instead of acting under section 15, refer the application to the Syariah Judge having jurisdiction in the place where the woman resides.

(2) The Syariah Judge, on being satisfied of the truth of the matters stated in the application and the legality of the intended marriage and that the case is one that merits the giving of permission for the purposes of section 7, or permission for the purposes of section 12(3), or his consent to the marriage being solemnized by wali Hakim for the purposes of section 11(b), as the case may be, shall, at any time after reference of the application to him and upon payment of the prescribed fee, issue to the applicants his permission to marry in the prescribed form.




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