What is an Affidavit?

An affidavit is written statement on oath made before person competent to receive it and for production in Court. Affidavits sworn within Pakistan must embody title of the suit, or other proceeding, and complete identification of deponent as to name, religion, age and residential address as e.g., the following.

Affidavit must be based on the facts within the deponent’s knowledge.

The Deponent must be identified to commissioner of oaths by an advocate or registered court clerk. An affidavit is sworn before commissioner of oaths or first class magistrate in district court or commissioner for taking affidavits or deputy registrar in High Court.