Pakistan court bars govt from deporting Indian national
A court has stopped the PML-N government from deporting an Indian husband of a Pakistani woman and directed it to submit a reply by December 20.
Lahore: A court here has stopped the PML-N government from deporting an Indian husband of a Pakistani woman and directed it to submit a reply by December 20.
Rabia Jahangir filed a petition in the Lahore High Court yesterday saying she married Indian national Zafar Riaz in 2005 and had two children out of that wedlock.
"We have two children and my husband`s business in India collapsed and he has no family there to support him financially. My husband has been living with me in Pakistan after getting a residential permit.
"However, the government has denied further visa to him and the foreigner registration officer on November 29, 2013, ordered him to leave Pakistan by December 14," she said.
The petitioner pleaded if her husband was not allowed to live with his family in Pakistan, their marriage would be in danger and the children would be deprived of their father.
She prayed to the court to stop the government from deporting her husband and direct it to provide a permanent residence visa to him.
LHC Justice Ijazul Ahsan passed an order restraining the federal government from taking any action against the petitioner`s husband till next hearing on December 20.