Dowry is a tradition in many countries. A historic decision was taken by Pakistan to ban dowry. Pakistan is the first Muslim country where it is illegal for a man to take dowry now. The Minister of Religious Affairs of Pakistan has decided to ban the tradition of dowry. The family of the groom asks for a dowry and then they put it on display is now completely illegal. The groom’s family cannot demand dowry from the bride’s family. The demand for dowry is financial pressure on the girl’s families. The reason because the families do not want a girl as a child just because of the demand for dowry at her wedding. Many parents commit suicides just because they cannot bear the expenses of the wedding and dowry.
The details of gifts and dowry for the bride are entered into the Nikkah-Nama. Accordin
g to the new law, just clothes for the bride only and bedsheets are allowed. In the case of divorce, the groom’s side has to return all the dowry to the girl.