Lawyer 'thrashes' woman, mother in LHC for seeking custody of minor children

Iqra and her mother Humaira Bibi approached court of Justice Aalia Neelum where they had filed a petition against FIA


Rana Yasif November 05, 2021
Lahore High Court. PHOTO: LHC.GOV.PK

LAHORE:

A woman and her mother, moving from pillar to post for four years to get custody of her minor children from her former husband, were badly thrashed by a lawyer from the opposite side in premises of the Lahore High Court (LHC) while security officials played the role of silent spectators.

It was learnt that Iqra and her mother Humaira Bibi approached the court of Justice Aalia Neelum where they had filed a petition against the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) over not complying with a court order.

The petition stated that the FIA was not complying to issue a red warrant and arresting Tahir Hussain who deceivingly had taken the minors to Malaysia.

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According to details, after the divorce, the custody of the children Dawood and Duryab were handed over to Iqra and the then guardian court had ordered the ex-husband to meet the children in the premises of the court in 2017.

Tahir convinced the family of the minors to meet with the children in a hotel with complete assurance that nothing will happen. However, the former husband served the family intoxicated liquid owing to which they fell unconscious.

Tahir along with others had prepared all documents and then he along with minors left Pakistan for abroad.

Later, the FIA registered a first information report (FIR) against Tahir and his sister Faiza Perveen for abducting the children.

The woman petitioner Iqra in her plea filed in the LHC prayed the court to pass direction to the FIA to recover the minors through Interpol and implement their own letters for red-warrants against the respondent ex-husband.

But the lawyer from the opposite side was lingering on the matter one after another pretext.

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On Friday, the lawyer of the respondent thrashed the mother and the daughter in the Lahore High Court’s premises. They then went to the court of Justice Aalia for getting justice but they were escorted out of the courtroom. An hour later, the police convinced them to leave the premises of LHC.

The family questioned that despite being the province's top court, women were being beaten in a broad daylight and no one was ready to address their grievances.

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