Husband and wife are reckoned as separate persons under Pakistani and may freely contract either between themselves or individually as if they were unmarried. Suits in tort are maintainable between spouses.Section. 20 of the Succession Act 1925 further lays down that marriage neither entails accession to nor loss of property by married women. This section does not include in its operation Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, Sikhs or Jains. Muslim women, however, by their personal law are equally protected.

The Married Women’s Property Act 1874 also excludes from its operation Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Buddhists and Jains, except when included specifically. Under it the wages, earnings or any separate property acquired by wife are protected and remain in her entire ownership.