ISLAMABAD  – Term it the outcome of awareness among women of their legal rights or any other reasons the federal capital is witnessing an alarming increase in number of divorce cases ban, heard in the city courts.

“Currently, around 300 divorce cases are being heard by various judges of Islamabad District Court,” according to an official of the lower court.

Almost every day, the lower courts hear one or two cases relating to divorce or other domestic disputes which usually end up in divorce.     

According to the court official, of the total, around 60 cases are of local residents of Islamabad while the rest are of those settled in the capital city from across the country. In his comments, President Islamabad District Court Bar

Association Syed Javed Akbar Mashhidi said most of these cases are of love marriages which usually meet a bitter end.

“In such cases, the couple ties the knot on emotional attachment but the attraction gradually diminishes as they come into the practical life,” he observed. He said even in some cases, after getting married, the couple feels guilty of ignoring their parents while tying the knot, adding the reducing attraction, is due to economic and social issues which leads to disputes.

President of Insaf Lawyers Wing Farrukh Daal was of the view that working women are more prone to getting divorce especially in twin cities.

Syed Nayab Hassan Gardezi the newly elected President of Islamabad High Court Bar Association said the ratio of divorce is on the increase among educated women.

He said it may also be due to increased awareness among the women for their rights who, unlike the past, now move the court to get justice.