Women must claim inheritance during their lifetime, rules Supreme Court
The Supreme Court has ruled that women must claim their inheritance right in their parents’ properties while are alive and their offspring cannot claim it after the death of their mothers, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The Supreme Court directed that women should claim their inheritance right in their parents’ properties during their lifetime. If they do not claim it while alive, their offspring after their demise could not claim their share in the property of their mothers’ parents.
Isa Khan who had two daughters and one son transferred his property to his son Abdul Rehman in 1935. While alive, both the daughters did not claim their share in their father’s property. But after their death, their offspring claimed their share in their grandfather’s property.
A Civil Court gave a verdict in favour of the children but the Peshawar High Court made the decision null and void.
A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Ata Bandial upheld the PHC decision.
Reporter Amanat Gishkori