Rights of Women in Islamic and Pakistan Law and Constitution


  • Muhammad Akram Rana




Islam, Law, Legislation, Rights, Institutions, Women, Protection, Constitution


Men and women are two important groups universally inhabiting all the
societies. Pakistan is a patriarchal society where men dominate women in all aspects
of life. Pakistani women’s education, health and working condition lead to their
subordinate status making them vulnerable to violence and crime. It further reduces
women’s chances to reach the decision making and authoritative positions in society,
like head of the state.
In this article we will focus on rights of women in Islamic and Pakistani law
and constitution. i.e
● What sort of law has been introduced in Pakistan, whether it is compatible to
Islamic law or not?
● Family law ordinance 1961
● Hudood ordinance
● Zina ordinance
● Law of evidence
● The Honor killing Act 2004
● The Protection of Women Act 2006
● Laws of sexual Harassment
● Law to curb Acid attacks 2011
● The Anti Women Social Protection Act 2011
● Law on Domestic Violence
● The law on Child Marriage
Keeping in view all the laws and ordinances it will be assessed whether
women’s rights are protected and they are satisfied with their position in the society.
It is also said that the laws are mainly formulated by men dominated political
and legislative institutions. The study of laws and legislative procedures and justice
systems for impact on women will also help to improve the status of women.
This paper will discuss laws in Islam and Pakistan, whether they have
improved the condition of women or otherwise.