Ordinance restraining children from evicting aging parents being considered

Published November 29, 2020
In this file photo, federal Law Minister Dr Farogh Naseem addresses the media. — DawnNewsTV
In this file photo, federal Law Minister Dr Farogh Naseem addresses the media. — DawnNewsTV

ISLAMABAD: The government is considering a proposal to promulgate an ordinance that would restrain children from evicting their aging parents from their homes.

Federal Law Minister Dr Farogh Naseem on Saturday discussed the proposal with Prime Minister Imran Khan to promulgate the ordinance to prescribe the right of parents to evict their children and their spouses and protect rights of parents living with their children, a Law Ministry statement said.

He informed the premier that the ordinance should focus on three things.

Firstly, it should restrain children from evicting their parents from their homes if the houses are owned by the children. Secondly, if the houses are owned by parents, they should have the right to evict children and their spouses through simple procedures i.e. within 10 days through intervention of the police or district management. Thirdly, if houses are constructed with funds provided by parents or grandparents, but they are registered in the names of children, some remedy is to be provided to parents till the time they are alive.

Dr Naseem told Mr Khan that if such an ordinance were promulgated it would earn the prime minister, law minister, the entire cabinet and also the president prayers of all parents of Pakistan.

Within a matter of seconds, the prime minister approved the proposal and asked the law minister to urgently draft the ordinance.

Published in Dawn, November 29th, 2020


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