How a husband can deny his child?
What is lian in Pakistani Law? Judgment on lian is mentioned below.. the only procedure for illegitimate child declaration..
Citation Name : 2007 CLC 1145 LAHORE-HIGH-COURT-LAHORE
Side Appellant : ZAHEER AHMAD
Side Opponent : Mst. NASIMAN BIBI alias NASIM BIBI
—Legitimacy—Husband repudiating a child —Principles—Husband who wishes to repudiate the child , so born, can only do so by procedure of Li’an—Such husband swears before Qazi that child is illegitimate and fruit of adultery, in which case the Court passes a decree, not only of dissolving the marriage but also declaring the child illegitimate —Such husband has to disown the child immediately on the birth of child or on having knowledge of such birth—Strong and unimpeachable evidence is required to prove illegitimacy and one has to prove that child was born after a lapse of three consecutive periods of “Tohar” subsequent to death or divorce by husband, as “Iddat” comprises. of three .periods of “Tohar”