The Guardian and Wards Act, 1890 deals with the guardianship and welfare of the minor child. The Guardian and Wards Act has application to the whole of Pakistan. The District judge has the jurisdiction to try the matters under the Guardian and Wards Act. While appointing a guardian of any kind the court shall consider the welfare of minor.
A guardian can be removed or proceeding can be initiated against him under the Act. When a child under the age of 18 needs to have someone make legal decisions on their behalf, guardianship is often established. The primary purpose of guardianship is to provide help for people who are incapacitated, that is, unable to take care of themselves. In some cases, adult guardianship may be an option for someone who is 18 or older. Parents can make recommendations to the court but the court makes the final decision.
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