The process of obtaining divorce certificate takes 90 days in Pakistan... According to the provisions of section 7 of Muslim Family Law Ordinance, 1961 the process for obtaining divorce certificate shall be filed on the pronouncement of talaq to wife.. There is a notice of section 7 issued in that context to the chairman arbitration council as well as to the wife..
On receiving notice the chairman is bound to start the process.. There are three adjournments for reconciliation between the parties. 1st adjournment before the completion of 30 days, second adjournment before the completion of 60 days and third before the completion of 90 days. Once 90 days are passed, talaq or divorce becomes irrevocable.. In Pakistani law, the system of Talaq-e-Ahsan is incorporated. That gives a chance of reconciliation to parties even if single talaq is pronounced..
The period of Iddat in case of divorce starts from the pronouncement of first divorce. In practice there is no iddat for the girl who hasn't consumed marriage.. That rarely happens when there is no rukhsati. Staff in the union councils as well as in the arbitration councils issue divorce certificate on the first date of hearing in cases where there is no iddat..
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