The Sindh High Court restrained on Monday an American citizen of Pakistani origin from harassing his wife.
Petitioner Syeda Yasmeen Sultan approached the SHC, naming her husband Malik Baset, the Sindh home secretary and the FIA director for passports and immigration as respondents.
She submitted that she married Baset on Jan 12, 2007 and left for the US with her husband. Later, her husband and in-laws mistreated her and did not allow her to remain in contact with her parents in Karachi. She said she came to Pakistan with her husband to attend the wedding of her brother. Now, her husband wanted to take her to the US by force on July 21. She requested the court to restrain her husband and in-laws from forcing her to go abroad. The SHC division bench, comprising Acting Chief Justice Mushir Alam and Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar, issued notice to the respondents with the direction that the petitioner may not be harassed. The hearing was adjourned till July 27.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 20th, 2010.
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