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Failure to pay alimony is a jailable offence

25 Oct 2020

A husband may face jail if he fails to pay alimony to his wife, the Public Prosecution said, emphasising that alimony is a legitimate right of the wife.

In a statement, Public Prosecution said, ‘Alimony is a legitimate right of the wife and a husband refusing to pay it is a crime that can land him in jail.

‘Refusing to pay alimony, specified by a final court decision, on time is a crime punishable by imprisonment for one year,’ it added.

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