The researchers have articulated the developments of family dispute resolution in Pakistan and
highlighted issues pertaining to its legal framework and customary practices existing in the social and legal
system. The library used as a tool for data collection, and internet sources consulted in this research. Doctrinal
and qualitative methodologies used for this study and data analysis carried out through analytical and critical
review along with the interpretation of laws. This article is very significant for the understanding of gaps to
accommodate FDR methods and practices to expedite adjudication processes. Furthermore, the article is
lightening on the issues of dispute resolution and interaction of local government systems to cater to
customary mal-practices. Therefore, FDR is the most flexible, efficient, and preferred choice for family dispute
resolution in the developed legal discourse. This article is advocating in favor of FDR, aiming to reconciliation
in the matrimonial disputes, to prevent the dissolution of marriage cases.
1-Zeeshan Ashraf Qureshi Ph.D. Scholar, College of Law, Government and International Studies, Universiti Utara Malaysia.2-Hafiz Muhammad Usman Nawaz Assistant Professor, Department of Law, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan.3-Mirza Shahid Rizwan Baig Assistant Professor, Department of Law, Government College University, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.
Family Dispute Resolution, Family Mediation, Local Government, Panchayat, Amicable Settlement, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Customary Practices