The Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan-led government is considering a proposal to promulgate an ordinance that would restrict children from evicting their aging parents from their homes.
According to Dawn, Federal Law Minister Dr Farogh Naseem has discussed the proposal with the premier to promulgate the ordinance to prescribe the right of parents to evict their children and their spouses and protect the rights of parents living with their children, a Law Ministry statement said.
He informed PM Imran that the ordinance should focus on three things:
- Firstly, It should restrain children from evicting their parents from their homes if the houses are owned by the children.
- Secondly, if the houses are owned by parents, they should have the right to evict children and their spouses through simple procedures i.e. within 10 days through intervention of the police or district management.
- Thirdly, if houses are constructed with funds provided by parents or grandparents, but they are registered in the names of children, some remedy is to be provided to parents till the time they are alive.
The minister told the PM that if such an ordinance were promulgated, it would earn the premier, law minister, the entire cabinet and also the president prayers of all parents of Pakistan.
“Within a matter of seconds, the PM approved the proposal and asked me to urgently draft the ordinance,” reports quoted Naseem as saying.