LAHORE: A civil court on Monday fixed for a written reply and arguments October 4 in a petition by a woman, claiming to be a widow of the slain Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer and seeking a share in his inheritance. Ayesha Bukhari had filed the application in April 2011 seeking to be declared one of the legal heirs of the late governor. Earlier, the court had summoned the respondents by September 12 for their arguments. On Monday, the counsel for both sides requested the court to fix another date for the submission of replies by the respondents. Bukhari says she had married the late governor on June 29, 2004. She said they did not have any children. The petitioner told the court that the respondents, Taseer’s wife,Amina Taseer and his children, Shahbaz Taseer, Sheharyar Taseer, Sheharbano Taseer, Sara Taseer, Shan Taseer and Sanam Taseer, had sought to be declared as his only legal heirs. She also named the Security and Exchange Commission of Pakistan and the State Bank of Pakistan as respondents in this case. She requested the court to help her get her share in inheritance as Taseer’s widow.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 13th, 2011.
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