The Code of Civil Procedure Amendment Bill 2021 was introduced by Syed Javed Hasnain and was unanimously passed by the lower house of Parliament.
The bill states that civil judges of civil courts will now be bound to decide on inheritance cases within one year.
Syed Javed Hasnain Shah said that widows and orphans are helpless people in society and their cases related to inheritance should be decided early.
Earlier, the Supreme Court in a landmark ruling said that women must claim their right to inheritance in their lifetime.
“If they fail to claim inheritance in their lifetime, their children cannot lay a claim,” a bench of the apex court said in its verdict over the women’s right to inherit.
A bench of the supreme court in its decision also said that the law protects their right to inheritance.