2014 C L C 1029


Before Farooq Ali Channa, J

ISRAR AHMED—-Applicant


Mst. PUKHRAJ AHAD—-Respondent

Shahid Ali K. Memon for Applicant.

Muhammad Yakoob Soomro for Respondent.


FAROOQ ALI CHANNA, J.— Through this transfer application, the applicant seeks transfer of Family Suit No.10 of 2013 (Re-Mst. Pukhraj Ahad v. Israr Ahmed) pending adjudication before the Court of learned Family Judge, Pir-jo-Goth, on the sole ground that the applicant resides in Village -Dhamrah, Taluka and District Larkana and is facing inconvenience while coming to Court on the dates of hearing, therefore, he has prayed that the case may be transferred from Family. Court Pir-Jo-Goth to any other Family Court at District Headquarter, Khairpur Mirs.

Learned counsel for the respondent has opposed the prayer and contended that in family matters the female litigants are to be accommodated, such suits are to be filed in Family Court in whose jurisdiction the female plaintiff resides temporarily or permanently. The applicant has also not challenged the jurisdiction of Family Court Learned counsel has further contended that Pir-Jo-Goth is at short distance in compare to the distance between the residential address of the applicant and District Headquarter, Khairpur Mirs. Learned counsel has further contended that transfer of family Suit from Pir-Jo-Goth to District Headquarter Khairpur Mirs will cause inconvenience to the respondent and she being lady will not be able to pursue her case properly, learned counsel has argued that the transfer application may be dismissed.

I have considered the arguments and perused the record. Under Rule 6 of West Pakistan Family Courts Rules, 1965, the Family Court within the local limits of which wife ordinarily resides, has jurisdiction to entertain the suits Rule 6 of West Pakistan Family Courts Rules, 1965 reads as under:—

Rule 6. The Court which shall have jurisdiction to try a suit will be that within the local limits of which—

(a) The cause of action wholly or in part has arisen, or

(b) Where the parties reside or last resided together.

Provided that in suits for dissolution of marriage or dower, the Court within the local limits of which the wife ordinarily resides shall also have jurisdiction.

The normal rules providing for territorial jurisdiction for trial of cases in family Courts have been relaxed in favour of female than to the convenience of the male as female are generally put to great inconvenience if ordered to pursue her suit in Family Court at some distance. Convenience of a litigants is main determining factor in family cases. In view of above, there is no legal justification for transfer, of family suit on the sole ground of inconvenience to the applicant in pursuing the case before Family Court Pir-Jo-Goth. Accordingly, the transfer application along with listed application is dismissed.

MWA/I-18/Sindh Application dismissed.

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