ENACTMENT NO. 12 OF 1985
ADMINISTRATION OF ISLAMIC FAMILY LAW ENACTMENT 1985
PART VI - MAINTENANCE OF WIFE, CHILDREN, AND OTHERS
Section 71. Duty to maintain children.
(1) Except where an agreement or order of Court otherwise provides, it shall be the duty of a man to maintain his children, whether they are in his custody or the custody of any other person, either by providing them with such accommodation, clothing, food, medical attention, and education as are reasonable having regard to his means and station in life or by paying the cost thereof.
(2) Except as aforesaid, it shall be the duty of a person liable under Hukum Syara', to maintain, or contribute to the maintenance of, children, if their father is dead or his whereabouts are unknown or if and so far as he is unable to maintain them.
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