LAHORE: India returned a five-year-old Pakistani child to his homeland after eleven months on Saturday, ARY News reported.
Mother of the child, Ruhina, and other relatives stood waiting for the child, Iftikhar, to cross border at Wagah today. Upon seeing the kid walking past the border under protection of Pakistan Army men and border security force, the mother embraced her child and broke into tears.
According to details, Iftikhar’s father, who hails from Indian occupied Kashmir, had taken the minor along in March 2016 to the occupied Kashmir. Following that, Ruhina filed a case in an Indian court seeking custody of Iftikhar.
The court had given verdict in favor of the mother after the five-year-old was proved to be Pakistani in May 2016, however Indian authorities delayed implementation of the verdict for eight months.
Pakistani high commission said it was victory of the high commission to get the child returned to his homeland.
We are thankful to Indian authorities for their cooperation in this humanitarian matter https://t.co/BGtmc2e4a4
— Abdul Basit (@abasitpak1) February 4, 2017