Friday, 10 August 2012

An illegitimate child cannot inherit from father




  Citation Name  : 2011  PLD  78     PESHAWAR-HIGH-COURT-NWFP
  Side Appellant : Maj. (Retd,) ABDUL AKBAR
  Side Opponent : Mst. MARYAM KHUSHBOO
                       
                        Inheritance---Acknowledgment, principle of---Applicability--where paternity of a child  that is his legitimate  descent front his father cannot be proved by establishing a marriage between his parents at the time of his conception or birth, Islamic Law recognizes "acknowledgment" as a method whereby such marriage and legitimate  descent can be established as a matter of substantive law for purposes of inheritance.

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