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Supreme Court hears Case Civil Petition No.1035 of 2018

Islamabad, March 30, 2018 (PPI-OT): Ms. Maimouna Liskauskaite, a Lithuanian national, currently residing in Dubai, UAE, and now on visit to Pakistan, filed petition seeking recovery of her daughters, namely, Ayesha Siddique, Maryam Siddiqui and Amna Siddiqui from the alleged improper custody of her former husband Jamshid Siddiqui. The petition was presented through counsel in the Chamber of Hon’ble Mr. Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, Chief Justice of Pakistan after office hours, who directed the office to register the case and fix it before him and Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan in Chamber. Later on, the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan and Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan heard the case and passed the following order:-

ORDER

Heard issue notice to the respondents. The DPO, Gujranwala is directed to effect service on respondent No.1 on the given address. He is directed to produce the minors, namely, Maryam Siddiqui, Ayesha Siddiqui and Amna Siddiqui aged 13, 11 and 9 respectively before this Court on Monday, i.e., 02.04.2018. Meantime, the custody of the minors should not be removed from the jurisdiction of this Court. In this regard, directions be issued to the Ministry of Interior, Government of Pakistan to ensure compliance of above order.

It may be mentioned that the petitioner, previously a follower of Christian faith, embraced Islam on 07.01.2004 out of her own free will and contracted marriage with respondent Jamshed Siddique in accordance with Islamic rites. The marriage between the parties was solemnized in Lithuania City; that out of said wedlock, three minor daughters, namely, Ayesha Siddique, Maryam Siddique and Amna Siddique were born; that on 19.12.2010 the petitioner and her husband Jamshid Siddique along with their minor daughters settled in Dubai. Thereafter on 04.04.2011 Jamshid Siddique along with minors came to Pakistan without knowledge of the petitioner and left her alone in Dubai. That on 07.04.2011 he divorced her. She further stated that Jamshid Siddique forcibly removed the minors from her lawful custody and that according to law, she was entitled to custody of her minor daughters.

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