Illegal detention: Cricketer’s brother seeks recovery of wife

Says his wife’s Christian family did not approve of their marriage.

Our Correspondent July 07, 2013
Says his wife’s Christian family did not approve of their marriage. PHOTO: FILE


Additional District and Sessions Judge Rai Muhammad Ayub Khan Marth has sought comments from the Shahdra station house officer by July 8 on an illegal detention petition filed by Muhammad Tariq, seeking the recovery of his wife from her parents.

The petitioner, Tariq, is a brother of former Pakistan Test cricketer Muhammad Yousaf.

Tariq stated that his wife, Jamia Naeemia, formerly named Fairy, had belonged to a Christian family but had converted to Islam and married him on February 2. Tariq said that Naeema’s father Patras Masih had not approved of the marriage and had threatened to kill them over phone, and ordered him to divorce Naeema. Later, he said, the family had forcibly taken her to their home.

Tariq said that he approached her father, but he had refused to let her live with him.

He said that he had then visited the SHO concerned, but he did not register a case. He asked the court to direct the SHO to recover her from the custody of her family.

Earlier, Naeema had filed a petition seeking direction to the SHO not to harass them. She had submitted that she had married Tariq of her free will. On May 3, The court directed the SHO not to harass Naeema and her husband.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 7th, 2013.


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