ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan took notice of an application of a Pakistani woman, Sara Bantori, whose two children were fraudulently taken to South Africa by her husband, a citizen of the same country. Citing paucity of funds and non-availability of visa as reasons, Bantori urged that arrangements be made for her to communicate with her children. The Chief Justice ordered the Foreign Affairs Ministry to arrange a video conference on skype between the applicant and her children in South Africa, and submit a report in this regard within 15 days. In another case, the Supreme Court disposed of a case, following the arrest of those named in the murder of petitioner’s son, observing that after hectic efforts made by the police, the accused were arrested with the intervention of the notables of the area and the law enforcement agencies.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 23rd, 2013.