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Online marriage is not legal in Pakistan if conducted without an attorney or vakil.

Online marriage is not legal in Pakistan if conducted without an attorney or vakil.

Pakistan’s family law is governed by the Constitution of Pakistan. The Constitution of Pakistan says that “a marriage contracted without witnesses shall not be invalidated on the ground that it was not solemnized in public” which means that marriages can be performed privately and not in front of witnesses. However, this does not mean that people are allowed to get married online, without an authorized Vakil/attorney.

Pakistani law requires two Muslim witnesses or two male witnesses for a marriage to be considered legal. This rule applies regardless of whether or not the couple has been married before, or how long they have known each other. 

The legality of online marriage in Pakistan is complicated. The Supreme Court of Pakistan has not yet ruled on whether or not online marriages are legal, but there are several laws that may be relevant to the issue.

In Pakistan, family law is governed by the Constitution of Pakistan and by the Muslim Family Laws Ordinance (MFLO). The MFLO was enacted in 1961 and amended several times since then. It applies to all citizens of Pakistan who follow Islam as their religion, and it governs all matters relating to marriage, divorce, inheritance, etc.

The Constitution states that no law shall be void on the grounds that it was enacted by Parliament or any other legislature or authority in violation of Islamic principles or any provision thereof. Therefore, if an online marriage contract were made between two people who were following Islamic principles at the time they entered into it e.g., they were married before a Nikah Khawan, online or offline, (in person or through a Vakil/attorney) in presence of two adult and sane Muslim, then it would be considered valid under Pakistani law.

Online marriage is not legal in Pakistan if conducted without an attorney or vakil.

Online marriage is legal in Pakistan, but it's not a simple procedure.

Pakistani law requires that all marriages be registered, and this registration must be done at the local Municipal/Union Council. So if you want to get married online, you’ll have to go through the process of registering your marriage with the government department and then getting the certificate(Nikah Nama) and/or the Marriage Certificate from the council.

You can find out more about marriage in Pakistan by reading the Family Law Ordinance of 1961, which is available on the National Assembly website and on several other websites.

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