Govt. nod to amend several civil ordinances

The government today approved the amendments of the Last Will Ordinance, Marriage Registration Ordinance and Revocation of Irrevocable Deeds of Gift on the ground of Gross Ingratitude Act.

The bill after the amendment of Last Wills Ordinance prepared by the legal draftsman has been cleared by the Attorney General.

The government introduce new laws regarding the registration of foreign divorces, marriage annulment or recognition of judicial separation. The legal draftsmen are currently preparing bills for this purpose. Although the requirements to be fulfilled for the registration of a marriage should be included in the Marriage Registration Ordinance, the Ordinance does not include provisions regarding foreign marriage registration, annulment of marriage or judicial separation. Therefore, the cabinet of ministers approved the proposal made by the minister of justice to amend the said Act and to instruct a legal draftsman to prepare a Bill to that effect

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