What is meant by burden of proof?

Under Article 117of Qanoon-e-Shahadat ord 1984, whoever desires any Court to give judgment as to any legal right or liability dependent on the existence of facts which he asserts, must prove that those facts exist.

When a person is bound to prove the existence of any fact, it is said that the burden of proof lies on that person.


This FAQ is prepared by Sadia Saman Advocate