May 252017
Indian national Uzma returns home following court orders

Uzma, an Indian national who claimed she had been forced to marry a Pakistani man at gunpoint in Buner earlier in May, returned to her home country via the Wagah border on Thursday, a day after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) gave her permission to do so. Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj took to twitter to welcome the 22-year-old back to India."Welcome home India's daughter. I am sorry for all that you have gone through," Swaraj wrote. Indian Deputy High Commissioner J P Singh saw Uzma off in Islamabad and she was escorted to Wagah border crossing with strict security. Uzma had filed a petition in the IHC seeking repatriation to India on the grounds that her daughter from an earlier marriage was a thalassaemia patient and she needed to see her.The events leading up to Uzma's disappearance Uzma met Tahir Ali, a resident of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, while the latter was working as a taxi driver in Malaysia eight months ago, according to a request for help lodged at Islamabad's Secretariat Police Station by Ali.The two contracted a court marriage on May 3 in Buner, two days after Uzma arrived in Pakistan via the Wagah border on a visa sponsored by Ali’s father.After the couple tied the knot, Uzma called her brother in New Delhi to relay the news to him. Her brother asked her to visit India on her honeymoon and told her she could find a man named Adnan at the Indian embassy who would be able [Read More…]

May 122017
IHC directs MoFA to issue speaking order in Indian citizen?s case

Dr Uzma denies marriage to Tahir Ali, blames him for intimidation, blackmail, sexual harassment in order to marry her dishonestly, seeks repatriation to India after provision of duplicate… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Click for detailed story

Jan 072017
Pension matters

In Pakistan, being a senior citizen is tough. This is because of lack of facilities available in the country for the elderly. According to the law, pensioners are liable to receive the commuted portion of their pension after the lapse of the specified time period. The restoration period increases or decreases depending upon the age at the time of retirement. However, a uniform method of finding the restoration date has not been formulated to date. It has been left to the discretion of every district account officer (DAO) to adopt any method of the restoration s/he wants. The government of Punjab is requested to take notice of this issue and instruct district account officers to fix a method of finding the restoration date and the amount. Tahir Ali Muzaffargarh Click for detailed story

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