In Pakistan, dowry is called Jahez. At over 2000 dowry-related deaths per year, and annual rates exceeding 2.45 deaths per 100,000 women from dowry-related violence, Pakistan has the highest reported number of dowry death rates per 100,000 women in the world.
One woman dies every hour just because of dowry. Pakistan's Muslim community considers dowry as an obligatory Islamic practice. Over 95 percent of all marriages in Pakistan involves the transfer of a dowry from the bride's family to the groom's family. A 2014 Gallup survey in Pakistan found that 84% of Pakistanis believe that dowry plays an either very important or somewhat important role in marriage, while 69% believed a girl can't get married without a dowry.
Pakistan has seen a rise in the values of dowries in recent decades, as in other South Asian countries. However, in Pakistan, it is still expected that a bride will bring some kind of dowry with her to a marriage, whether she is Muslim, Hindu, or Christian. The Dower (bride price), called mahr, and dowry, called jahez, are both customs with long histories in Pakistan. Today, the dowry will often consist of jewelry, clothing, and money.
Usually in Pakistan, People and especially and daughters parents they think that it would be good to give some gifts to their daughter so that it would be keeping her happy and her In-laws would not be complaining and they would be treating her daughter well so just to see their daughters happiness they would usually give some expensive gifts(dowry).
Divorce carries a heavy social stigma in Pakistan so despite the problems in the marriage her family pleaded with her in-laws and fulfill her demands(Dowry).
Pakistan has passed several laws to address the problem of excessive dowry demands: West Pakistan Dowry (Prohibition of Display) Act, 1967; Dowry and Bridal Gifts (Restriction) Act, 1976. Women's rights to inheritance separate from the dowry are offered some protection in the Muslim Personal Law of Shariat of 1948 and the Muslim Family Laws Ordinance of 1961.
In October 2020, Pakistan became the first Muslim country to make it illegal to receive dowry as per the tenets of Islamic sunnah. According to the bill, the maximum amount to be given to the bride as her dowry may be no more than four tola gold, which may include clothes that belong to the bride, and bedsheets only and the Guests arriving at the marriage ceremony will be banned from giving gifts costing more than 1,000 Pakistani rupees.