Sindh High Court Chief Justice Musheer Alam has put the Jhuddo police on notice for May 21 in a petition filed by Heeri, who is now called Saima as she has converted to Islam.
Saima maintains that she converted and married Wahid Bux on April 26 but this annoyed her parents who lodged an FIR, alleging that she was kidnapped with the intention of zina and the police were now harassing her spouse.
The CJ also summoned a report on the alleged harassment of the newly wedded couple.
It seemed to be a day for women seeking protection of the courts. In a second case, the CJ heard an identical petition filed by Naila and Salman of Mujahid Colony, Baldia Town Karachi. They want protect against the alleged harassment of the police. Here too, the chief justice issued notices to the officials for May 21.
Hearing another petition about the recovery of a child from his father, Chief Justice Musheer Alam went through a report submitted on behalf of the inspector general of the Punjab police. He ordered for efforts to be stepped up to find Imran’s six-year-old son Zain and for the father to be produced in court on May 25.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 11th, 2012.
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