Lahore, July 7 : Fresh data of family cases (seeking divorce, dissolution of marriage, maintenance etc.) awaiting adjudication in Lahore's family courts has revealed that both the life partners belonging to Lahore were more likely to lead a life full of conjugal bliss, as compared to those from different cities or places.
It also found that most of the court cases were filed by women from Lahore who were married in other cities.
Around 58 percent of such cases were filed by the city women married with men from other cities, and 41 percent cases pertained to disputes between spouses from within the city, while one percent of the cases were against husbands living abroad, reported the Daily Times.
The subject matters of these cases were suits for dissolution of marriage, for maintenance, for restitution of conjugal rights, and for recovery of dowry items.
Husbands residing in the United Arab Emirates and United States of America were also accused of family disputes with 0.5 percent cases against each. Around 80 percent of the women who petitioned the family courts against their husbands were having at least bachelor degrees.
The highest number of cases i.e. five percent, were against husbands from Faisalabad. In 1.5 percent of the cases, men from Bahawalnagar and Hafizabad were accused of family disputes, while cases against husbands from Sargodha and Jhang were two percent each, Kasur 3.5 percent, Sheikhupura 4.1 percent, Okara 2.6 percent, Karachi 2.3 percent, Sialkot 2.6 percent and Nankana Sahib 2.6 percent.
Reacting to the findings, advocate Farzand Surraiya said, "The city women, mostly, consider marrying with men from other small cities a disadvantage."
Clinical Psychologist Sajjad Ahmad said, "Women from Lahore lack of all kind of facilities in other cities, and they don not want to marry with men from smaller towns. Parents, to dispose of their social liability at the earliest, present false picture to their daughters of their likely in-laws, which later result in marital disputes and end up with wives seeking divorce through courts," he added.