Indian film producer seeks safe return of family ‘unlawfully held in Pakistan’
A film producer from Mumbai, India who claims that his wife and children are illegally detained in Pakistan was allowed to contact the joint secretary, the Indian Express confirmed the development.
The Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) briefed the Bombay High Court, after which permission was granted. The joint secretary asked to know where the wife and children went to Pakistan to visit the wife’s family there.
The MEA told the HC panel that the government was not dealing with the issue on an urgent basis. For that reason, the point of contact could be the joint secretary of the petitioning producer.
The petitioner, Mushtaq Nadiadwala, filed a complaint against his wife, parents, and brother for illegally detaining his two children, the Economic Times reported.
Nadiadwala said that although the visit visa had expired, his children were in “illegal detention” in Lahore. He went on to say that Interpol should be involved.
He demands the safe return of his children to India and his wife if she is found under duress with the assistance of the Pakistan High Commission.