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The police recovered on Sunday a young Uzbek girl from Islamabad, who was working as a domestic worker at the residence of a Chinese woman and allegedly abducted by the employer’s driver from Lahore. The Uzbek domestic helper, Yelena, went missing from the residence of her Chinese employer, identified as Lady Gaga, from Lahore on May 26.
Subsequently, Yelena’s aunt lodged a kidnapping case at Defence A police station alleging that the young Uzbek was abducted by Lady Gaga’s driver Sohail Ramzan. She told the police that Yelena had come to Pakistan with a legal visa and passport allowing her to work as a housemaid in April.
She added that Yelena was working as a babysitter at Gaga’s residence in the upscale Lahore neighborhood. The police investigation revealed that Yelena is married to a Pakistani man, Muhammad Nisar.
Pakistan government has contended that granting citizenship to a foreigner woman married with Pakistani national cannot be treated as per a foreign man who has married a Pakistani woman.
Following the FIR and media reports, the SSP Investigations Zeeshan Asghar had launched a search operation to recover the missing girl and arrest the culprit. After the raid, the police shifted girl back to Lahore.
Police Recover Missing German Girl from Lahore
Last month, the Islamabad Police had recovered a Pakistan-origin German girl, who had allegedly been abducted from Sector G-6 a week prior to her recovery. After the incident was reported at the Aabpara police station on May 12, the media reported, Islamabad Police Inspector General (IGP) Aamir Zulfiqar Khan took serious notice of it and directed to recover the girl.
Subsequently, the reports added, a squad from the Aabpara police investigated the case and managed to trace the suspected kidnappers by using a combination of technology, digital forensics and other sleuthing. This led the police to the alleged kidnappers in Lahore where a team of the Islamabad Police nabbed the suspects and recovered the girl.
Citizenship for Foreign Nationals: Marrying Foreign Woman not the Same to Marrying Foreign Man
Pakistan government has contended that granting citizenship to a foreigner woman married with Pakistani national cannot be treated as per a foreign man who has married a Pakistani woman. The government has expressed apprehension that the foreign-origin man after marrying and obtaining the Pakistani nationality would be free to divorce his wife and move freely in Pakistan.
The details had emerged in March 2018 during the hearing of a case in which the Supreme Court had examined a law under which foreign national husbands of Pakistani women have been barred from being granted the country’s citizenship.
The federal government had feared that the LHC did not consider the Indo-Pak relations and the judgment will cause an inflow of Indian male citizen into Pakistan, resulting in a threat to national security.
The former chief justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar had taken up interior ministry’s plea against a Lahore High Court (LHC) order, wherein the federal government was directed to grant citizenship to an Indian man, Asghar Haider, who married a Pakistani girl, Rukhsana, in 2004. The couple had two daughters by March 2018.
Under the law, The Express Tribune reported, sub-section 2 of section 10 of Pakistan Citizenship Act 1951 allows the grant of citizenship to a national’s foreign wife; however, it prohibits a foreign national husband of a Pakistani woman to attain citizenship of the country.
The federal government had feared that the LHC did not consider the Indo-Pak relations and the judgment will cause an inflow of Indian male citizen into Pakistan, resulting in a threat to national security. Justice Ijazul Ahsan had observed that “giving citizenship to foreign husbands is a sensitive issue”.
The petition states that Asghar, an Indian national, had applied for the Pakistani citizenship after marrying Rukhsana who is a Pakistani national. He was asked to deposit Rs5 million under Pakistan Citizenship Act of 1951. However, instead of depositing the payment, Haider had filed a writ petition along with his wife for the grant of citizenship, which was allowed by the LHC Multan bench on May 18, 2016.
The Supreme Court bench had maintained that Asghar and his son would not be deported from Pakistan till the final decision of the case.