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Afghan woman appeals to Pakistan CJ for release

Afghan woman appeals to Pakistan CJ for release

Aug 04, 2018 - 09:50

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): An Afghan woman jailed for possessing a fake Pakistani visa has appealed to the country’s chief justice for her release.

In her application to Chief Justice Justice Saqib Nisar, Fatima Kamal said she wanted to meet her ailing son, 7, in Canada.

She had travelled to Islamabad to obtain a Canadian visa. The woman got Pakistani visa that expired during her stay in the country.

Her relative Amjad Ali said Fatima Kamal was an illiterate woman, who went back to Afghanistaninfo-icon. In the border town of Torkham, someone got her passport stamped with Pakistani visa in return for $50.

In Pakistaninfo-icon, immigration officials arrested her for possessing a fake visa. However, the woman said she did not know whether the visa was fake or real.

Pakistani authorities arrested and produced her before a magistrate, who punished her to one month imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs20,000 on her.

Amjad Ali requested the top judge to order her release as her seven-month-old son is struggling for life in Canada. If Fatima does not make it to Canada, her visa will expire and she may not see her son.


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