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Women have to claim inherit right in life: Supreme Court

Written by The Frontier Post

ISLAMABAD (APP): Supreme Court, while announcing a landmark judgment on women’s inheritance, remarked that women had to claim the right of inheritance in their own life and if she did not do so, her children could not claim it.

A three-member SC bench comprising Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Mansoor Ali Shah and Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar announced the case.

During the course of proceedings, Justice Bandial remarked that the Law of Inheritance protected the rights of women. It remained to be seen whether they relinquished their rights or not, he added.

The court rejected the claim of the children of Peshawar resident women in maternal grand father’s property.

It is to mention here that Isa Khan had transferred his property to his son Abdul Rehman in 1935 and he did not give a share in the property to his two daughters.

The two sisters had never challenged inheritance in their lives while their children had filed a claim in maternal grand father’s property in 2004.

Civil Court had ruled in favor of the children but the high court had quashed it while the Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Peshawar High Court.

SC dismisses pre-arrest bail plea of accused: The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the bail before arrest plea of Sarfraz Sadiq involved in fraud.

Sarfraz was accu-sed of cheating public at l-arge in a Rs 20 million scam. The Police arrested him as soon as he stepped out of the court premises following dismissal of his bail.

A three-member SC bench comprising Justice Sardar Tariq Masood, Justice Amin-ud-Din Khan and Justice Jamal Khan Mandokhail heard the pre-arrest bail plea filed by accused Sarfraz who committed fraud in the name of money exchange. The court rejected the bail for submitting fake documents of a Norwegian court.

During the course of proceedings, the bench was informed that the accused, a resident of Islamabad, got Rs 20 million from citizens in the name of money exchange and fled to Bahrain. The counsel for the petitioner said that the Sessions Court granted interim bail to accused Sarfraz while the Islamabad High Court had dismissed the bail plea. The accused challenged the IHC order in Supreme Court, he added.

The court after hearing arguments maintained the IHC order and dismissed the bail plea.

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