Justice Ali Baqar Najfi of Lahore High Court on Friday disposed of a petition seeking the custody of the son of a man shot dead by Raymond Davis and directed the petitioner to move the guardian court.
Imran Haider had filed a petition seeking custody of Muhammad Ahmed, one and a half years of age, the son of his brother Faizan Haider, from Shahzad, his father-in-law, and Seemab Batool, Shahzad’s daughter.
The judge directed the guardian court to decide on the matter in 45 days.
The counsel for Batool, said the child was safe with his client. He said the petitioner apparently wanted the child’s custody to obtain the diyat money paid. Earlier, the petitioner’s counsel said Shahzad, his son, Haider Ali, and daughter, Seemab Batool, were hiding the child since the murder. The amount paid to of Faizan Haider was Rs100,000,000. This included a Rs25,000,000 payment to his wife.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 16th, 2012.
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