ENACTMENT NO. 12 OF 1985
ADMINISTRATION OF ISLAMIC FAMILY LAW ENACTMENT 1985
PART VI - MAINTENANCE OF WIFE, CHILDREN, AND OTHERS
Section 77. Duty to maintain child accepted as member of family.
(1) Where a person has accepted a child who is not his child as a member of his family, it shall be his duty to maintain the child while he remains a child, so far as the parents of the child fail to do so, and the Court may make such orders as may be necessary to ensure the welfare of the child.
(2) The duty imposed by subsection (1) shall cease if the child is taken away by either of his parents
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