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Court Marriage, Civil Marriage vs Court Marriage and Court Marriage in Islam: These topic are discussed here. Our services for court marriage, civil marriage, online marriage & online Nikah are being provided in Karachi, Islamabad, Rawalpindi & Lahore.

Marriage is a bond between a male and a female, who are in love

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Marriage is a bond between two people of opposite sexes, who are in love and want to spend the rest of their lives with each other. However, this does not mean that it is always easy for two people to get married. There are many hurdles when it comes to marriage in Pakistan but one of the biggest problems is getting permission from parents due to cultural and social norms. This has made it difficult for many couples in Pakistan who want to get married but do not have approval from both sets of parents which leads them towards getting a court marriage and Nikah as per Islamic Shari’a so that they can register their marriage without having any obstacles whatsoever.

Traditional Marriages in Pakistan


Traditionally, Pakistani men and women adhere to certain wedding traditions. Pakistani marriages generally follow Islamic marital law, despite local and regional variations. Culturally, marriage is more than just an alliance between a husband and a wife; it is also an alliance between their families. Overseas Pakistani communities also practice these traditions in other countries.

Forced Marriages in Pakistan

The marriage system in Pakistan can be described as ‘forced’. Extreme cases include those where young girls are forced to marry older men, even those who have not yet reached puberty. It is common to use young girls as brides as a means of settling disputes or paying debts in these extreme cases. Families that are cruel and authoritarian can even physically harm those who dare to defy their fate. They are viewed as deserving the most vicious violence for exercising their right to decide their future, declared the ‘honour’ of their families. Whenever the girls, or couples, run away, they are pursued until their location is discovered and relayed to their families for their deaths.
While these kinds of forced marriages may seem draconian and cruel, they are likely only a small percentage of all forced marriages in Pakistan. It is, after all, a marriage that has been forced by either party.

Brides-to-be are often asked about whether they want to say “yes” to a particular proposal, but with the real meaning being that the groom has been chosen for her and you should too. Despite the fact that it is technically possible for the bride-to-be to say “no,” the cost of this “no” is considerable when everyone in the family has already agreed that this proposal is the best option. When a girl stands up to her family, she will be pressured in other ways as well – withdrawal of affection, taunting, teasing, and even accusations of misbehaviour. So they say ‘yes’ to the girl, knowing what they are supposed to say, what everyone wants them to say, and what everyone wants them to say.

Moreover, marriage provides ongoing social protection for women. Eventually, a woman’s father’s protection will be transferred to her husband when she is in her late teens or early 20s. The only way a grown woman can exist in Pakistani society is to be married. A lifetime of exclusions, criticisms, and intrusions awaits those who violate this rule. Women who are not under the wing of their husbands are automatically considered social pariahs and deemed morally corrupt. Single women still have difficulty renting or leasing homes in many areas of the country. Most girls simply say ‘yes’ when faced with such realities.


What is Court Marriage?

Court Marriage is a marriage that is solemnized by a Muslim Nikah Khawan or Imam of the Masjid, after a short legal process of declaration of free will through a family lawyer/attorney, before a magistrate or a judge of a court of law or a justice of peace/notary public, and then the family lawyer/attorney get it registered with the Government record office. It’s also known as Civil marriage or Civil union. While many religious people have been opposed to this concept, it has gained popularity over the last few years because there are no cultural requirements for getting married under this type of union. Another reason why couples prefer this type of marriage ceremony is because it can be done quickly on short notice and its cost is just a little fraction of the expenses of a traditional marriage ceremony.

For example, if you want to get married on the same day as your long-awaited vacation starts—you can just go ahead to our office and do it! Or if your parents are away for an extended time period—then you won’t have to worry about them missing out on your big day!


People Prefer Court Marriage due to its Quick & Easy Process

There are many reasons why court marriages are becoming more popular in Pakistan.

First and foremost, they are much cheaper than traditional weddings. The average cost of a traditional wedding in Pakistan is about Rs. 1 Million. The average cost of a court marriage is about Rs. 10 Millions.

Court marriages also allow you to avoid the hassle of having to find an appropriate venue for your ceremony, which can be difficult when you’re planning on keeping it small and intimate. They also don’t require hiring a professional photographer or videographer, who can charge upwards of Rs. 2500 per hour for their services.

The main reason why people choose court marriages over traditional ones is because they want something quick and easy—and they don’t want their finances tied up in one event for months on end!

People Prefer the Court Marriage because of its Inexpensiveness

The court marriage is a growing trend in Pakistan and it has become very common for people to get married in the court or in a family lawyer’s office. Many couples have their own reasons for doing this, but there are also some common reasons that apply to most couples.

One reason is that they want to avoid the expense of a traditional wedding. Another reason is that they want to avoid the stress of planning a large event and making sure everything goes according to plan. They also want to avoid having their families involved in their decision about who they will marry.

Some people prefer the simplicity of the court marriages because it is quick, easy and inexpensive. This can be especially appealing if you’ve been dating someone for several years, but don’t necessarily know if you’re ready for marriage or not yet ready for children yet either!

Court Marriages are a Symptom of a Deeper Problem in Pakistan.

The growing trend of court marriages in Pakistan is a symptom of a deeper problem: The country’s growing social conservatism and an increasing lack of trust in its institutions.

Court marriages are becoming more popular because they’re seen as a safe way to get married—a way to protect one’s family against the perceived dangers of a traditional marriage. Traditional marriages are seen as inherently risky because they involve elements like dowry, which can be misused by the groom’s family, or the possibility that the bride’s side will not pay up on time and the engagement will be broken off. Court marriages avoid these issues because they do not require any exchange of money or gifts between parties.

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Court Marriages have their Roots in Pakistan's History.

The growing trend of court marriages in Pakistan has its roots in the country’s history. In the past, people got married under the supervision of their families. The family elders would hold a meeting and decide on a suitable match for their children. They would then arrange a meeting between the two families and finalize the wedding plans.

However, things have changed considerably over time. Many people now prefer to get married via court marriages. This is because they believe it is more convenient and less stressful than organizing an elaborate wedding at home or elsewhere.

Another reason why people are opting for court weddings is that they do not want to invite relatives and friends who may not be interested in attending their weddings anyway because they believe they will be bored by all the rituals involved in arranging such events.

It is also important to note that most people do not have enough money to arrange expensive weddings or parties so they prefer getting married quietly at court instead of going through this process which requires them to spend lots of money on buying gifts for guests etcetera but doesn’t guarantee them a good time afterwards either way!

Three Important Reasons For Growing Trend of Court Marriages in Pakistan:

There are three most important reasons for the growing trend of court marriages in Pakistan.

First, it is a cheaper option for couples who want to get married but don’t have the money to do so.

Second, it allows couples to get married quickly, which is important if one or both of them is already married.

Third, it’s very convenient; you don’t have to worry about finding a place to hold your wedding or hiring someone to officiate the ceremony.

Civil Marriage vs Court Marriage

Difference Between a Civil Marriage and a Court Marriage

Civil marriage is a legal process in which two people enter into a marital union. The civil marriage ceremony is not performed by a religious figure, and the process does not require any religious or spiritual rituals. Civil marriage is also called a “civil union” or “civil partnership”. In the western countries and other developed countries, it’s a marriage that’s performed by a government official, like a magistrate, judge or mayor. This means that the ceremony can be non-religious and doesn’t require any religious ceremony or clergy.


Court marriage, on the other hand, is a legal process that requires you to have your marriage solemnized by a Nikah Khawan/Imam before you can proceed with it. Court marriages are typically used when one or both parties are 18 years old. In Pakistan, court marriages are religious according to your own religion. A court marriage is one performed by an authorized person from any religious authority. A court marriage ceremony may take place at a lawyer’s office or in front of a religious person, but some couples choose to have their wedding in another venue where there are witnesses present.

So what’s the difference? Well, in short, a civil marriage is typically non-religious, while a court marriage in Pakistan is religious according to your own religion.

When it comes to getting married, some people prefer the religious ceremony that comes with a court marriage. But others like the more secular wedding that comes with civil marriage.

Strict Confidentiality & Quality Service

All marriages, especially the court marriages are an extensive private matter so the cornerstones of our quality service for are confidentiality and ethics. We believe that our clients deserve the best quality of service, and we do everything possible to ensure our clients’ satisfaction with their legal issues.

Our client’s satisfaction is the best proof of our success. We’re committed to maintaining a private environment for our clients, so you can feel comfortable and secure about your privacy. Our clients’ satisfaction is the best proof of our success as we work with them to get what they need done.

Our goal is to provide an excellent experience of privacy for every client, no matter how small or large the case may be. We are committed to providing a high level of confidential service in all aspects of our practice by focusing on your needs as a client and striving for excellence in all aspects of our work.

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We offer Court Marriages / Civil Marriages on a very reasonable fee with complete documentation, including Nikah Nama, Affidavit of free will and if required, a NADRA Marriage Certificate

Online Marriage

We make our Online Marriage/Nikkah services available in Pakistan as well as worldwide, so you can get married at home via a video call on WhatsApp, Skype, Zoom or any other Web application or Android App.

Nikah Khawan

If you have booked a wedding hall or banquet hall in advance, our Nikah Khawan (Qazi) will reach the venue of your Nikah in time, if you have already have sent a 50% advance fee to book the time for the Nikah.

Benefits of Court Marriage in Pakistan

  • Court marriage is better than traditional marriage.

  • Court marriage gives you and your partner rights and freedom.

  • Court Marriage is easy to do.

  • Court Marriage is less expensive than traditional marriage.

  • Court Marriage is less stressful than traditional marriage: * You don’t have to wait for weeks or months for the approval of elders and family members. No matter how big or small your family is, you can get married in a day’s time.

  • Court Marriage is more legally documented than traditional marriage.

Documents Required for a Court Marriage in Pakistan.

Documents required for court marriage in Pakistan:

  • Proof of Identity (National Identity Card).

  • Proof of Age: If anyone doesn’t have a CNIC, a NADRA “B” Form or a Matriculation Certificate

  • Proof of Free will and no pressure or coercion by the bride. (We would arrange it)

For both, male and female applicants, 6 passport size photos will be required along with two photocopies of the CNIC/NICOP/Driving license or any other government ID issued by the government agency/institution including the military. For a foreign national bride or groom, a copy of his/her current valid passport will be required.

Court Marriage is better than Traditional Marriages as it gives you and your partner rights and freedom.

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Court Marriage is better than Traditional Marriages as it gives you and your partner rights, freedom and flexibility.

  • You can marry anyone of your choice from any religion, caste or creed as it does not depend upon the consent of parents or families. No matter what was your past or present status in life but what matters most is that you are happy with each other!

  • Divorced people can also get married to each other without facing any kind of problems. They will be treated equally in front of law and they will have equal rights to property like any other married couple out there in Pakistan who got married traditionally before getting divorced later on due to some reasons like incompatibility etc.

  • 18 years old people also get their marriage legalized with this process, unlike traditional marriages where they will have no idea how things work out when they grow old enough till then leaving an option behind them until then which could otherwise have been possible if only court marriage would’ve existed back then too during those times when such things were still unheard off among us natives here but now we’ve changed everything so much for our own good!

How to get a NADRA Marriage Certificate?

To get a NADRA Marriage Certificate from the Union Council, you need to visit the nearest local Union Council office and submit the following documents with an application form for issuance of a Nadra Marriage Certificate:

  • The original Nikah Nama for verification  and its photocopy to be submitted.

  • The photocopies of your and your spouse’s CNIC and both parents’ CNICs (if applicable)

  • If you are divorced, bring your divorce  certificate. If your ex-spouse has passed away, bring his/her  death certificate along with your other documentation.

Validity and Acceptance of NADRA Marriage Certificate in other countries

If you are planning to get married in Pakistan, it is better to have a marriage certificate issued by your local Union Council or religious body. IA court marriage certificate will be accepted everywhere and will not incur any problems. You can also apply for a divorce certificate here in Pakistan, if you had previously married someone else without even having faced a divorce case with them.

If you are applying for a visa or immigration, then it would be wise if you have all the legal papers regarding your marital status ready so that there aren’t any delays due to this factor alone while processing your documents.

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Second Marriage, Third Marriage, Fourth Marriage and Fifth Marriage in Pakistan.... Are the Bigamy and Polygamy Allowed?

YES... Bigamy and Polygamy are Allowed in Islam and so in Pakistan. However Pakistan Family Law imposes an un-Islamic restriction.

Bigamy and Polygamy are allowed for Muslim men in Pakistan, but you can’t just take a second wife without permission from your existing  spouse/spouses.

The Muslim Family Law of 1961 allows polygamy in Pakistan, but it is restricted. In Islam, only males adhering to the Islamic faith are allowed to enter into polygamous marriages, with a maximum of four wives at once. Polygamous marriages are only legal for Muslims. According to Hindu marriage law, it is illegal for Hindus.

There is some debate as to the extent of polygamy in Pakistan, but it is considered very low. Despite polygamy being a cultural tradition in Pakistan, most families do not accept the second wife. In Pakistan, polygyny is common, particularly in the Sindh and Southern Punjab regions, or among religious fundamentalists. Urban elites of Pakistan can also practice polygamy, as they can afford to keep more than one wife and raise more than one child. Though it is still considered a low number, it is still considered a significant one.

When a man remarries, he must obtain the legal consent of all his wives and demonstrate that he is capable of taking care of them all. Women in Pakistan can include a clause that prohibits polygamy in their Muslim marriage contracts. Some in Pakistan have called for the practice to be prohibited or criminalized, and others have supported it.

As a body that advises the government on Islamic issues, Pakistan’s Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) has frequently criticized the country’s family law. There is, however, no legal binding effect on recommendations made by the CII.

However, due to any personal reasons, if you want to marry a second, third or fourth wife, you should talk to us or any other well-experience family lawyer to find a legal as well as a Islamic Shara’i way. Fortunately, our Group Chairman is a senior lawyer who is living a happy life with his first and the fourth wife. He loves the most with his youngest son of 4 years, who is younger than his nephews and nieces! You can take an online or on-call appointment with him for a FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION, in the matter of your second marriage and permission from your existing wife/wives.

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Why Court Marriage?

There is a great deal of money spent on weddings, but it benefits no one. Conversely, court marriages in Pakistan are incredibly inexpensive and affordable, as they require no elegance or show; their simplicity is their beauty. By offering a platform to marry, court marriages help restore a sense of balance in society by not making you lose all your savings by matching the so-called standards of a grand wedding. 

There are no rituals and ceremonies involved, except an Islamic Shara’i Nikah, for the court marriage. As long as you have your CNIC and witnesses with you, it can be completed within a few minutes. If you’re interested for a court marriage or online marriage, you can now get married in Pakistan with no hassles. 

Pakistan Legal Forum assures its clients of three things:

  1. Confidential
  2. Ethical
  3. Legal

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As you can see, court marriage in Pakistan is an easy way to get married and there are many benefits to it. It gives you more freedom than traditional marriages do. So if this is something you’re interested in doing Court Marriage, Online Marriage, or require our Nikkah Khawan Services in  Islamabad/Rawalpindi or Karachi, then all that remains is for you to contact us here at our offices so we can take care of all the paperwork!

You can call our Front Desk Family Lawyer, Ms. Huma Kiran Khan or send a WhatsApp message on +92 317-737 9886 or visit any one of our offices in Islamabad, Karachi or Lahore for further information, if required, or for an appointment at your convenient time for your court marriage.

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