CJP Isa expressed his displeasure at the petitioner’s lawyer for his client not paying ‘Haq-Mahr’ to his wife.
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday imposed a fine of Rs 100,000 on a citizen for not paying ‘Haq-Mahr’ amount to his wife.
The court directed the citizen to pay the ‘Haq-Mahr’ amount within a month otherwise legal action would be taken against him.
At the beginning of the hearing, Chief Justice Qazi Faiz Isa expressed his displeasure at the petitioner’s lawyer over his client’s non-payment of Rs 500,000 ‘Haq-Mahr’ to his wife.
The CJP asked why the amount was not paid even though it was the woman’s right.
The court said that now the petitioner – the person who has been fined – will have to pay Rs 1 million so that such cases are not filed here in future.
The petitioner’s lawyer said that he wanted to withdraw his case and prayed to the bench to allow it. The court said that it will not allow this.
The petitioner did not pay the amount for six years and now he filed the case, it was noted.
Haq Mehr is a mandatory payment by a husband to his wife at the time of marriage in the form of money, jewellery, household goods, furniture, or any other type of property.