LAHORE - The Lahore High Court on Wednesday sought reply from ministries of Foreign Affairs and Interior till August 17 about developments in the case of Dr Afia Siddiqui for bringing her back to the country. The court sought the reply from the foreign ministry on a petition filed by Iftikhar Hussain Rajpoot for bringing her back to the country from a detention centre in the US. Citing former President Gen Musharraf and former PM Shaukat Aziz as respondents, the petitioners have alleged before the court that since 1998 after the handing over of Aimal Kansi to the USA, Pakistan has given away more than 9000 citizens in the American custody. The petitioner has also made the Secretary Interior Syed Kamal Shah as one of the respondents while submitting that he was indirectly involved in the abduction of Dr Aafia. They requested the court to direct the government to take steps for bringing Dr Aafia back to the country, and in case the matter is not resolved, it must be taken to the International Court of Justice under the 1959 treaty that is signed by both the countries. Barrister Syed Muhammad Iqbal Jaffree of Salarpur had filed a habeas corpus petition making secretary ministry of interior as respondent. According to her family, Dr Afia was arrested from Karachi on March 30, 2003 outside her house and was taken to Afghanistan. Later, she was transported to the US, where she was being tried under terrorism charges for attempting to kill two American investigators. Two of her American national children are reportedly still missing while her one child has been handed over to her sister by the interior ministry. LHC directs probe into Peggy Collin case The Lahore High Court on Wednesday ordered the DPO Sheikhupura to initiate legal proceedings against former DPO Munir Chishti after recording the statement of French national, Peggy Collin, who alleged that Munir after recovering her 9-year-old son Omer Malik had handed him back to her former husband in violation of courts order. Munir was also present in the court and admitted that he had recovered the child but handed him over back to his father as the child insisted to go with him. On this, the judge ordered DPO to record Peggy statement and appoint a DIG rank officer to probe into matter. As far as the recovery of child is concerned, the Court ordered DPO Sheikhupura to intensified its efforts to recover 9-year-old son of French national Peggy Collin from the custody of his father and produce the child in court on August 17. Petitioner, Peggy Collin, through her counsel Hina Jillani submitted that the father of the child Ashfaq Malik had abducted him from France without her prior permission that was required under an agreement they both had entered into before the French court. She said her former husband and his family was currently living in District Sheikhupura where they had detained her son. As per case details, they met in London and contracted marriage in Lahore on August 1, 1995. Later, they shifted to France where she gave birth to a male child on August 06, 2000 who was named Omer. She pointed out that during that period her husband had also attained French nationality. She said their relationship started deteriorating in 2001 after his husband took her son to Pakistan and only brought him back when she invoked the jurisdiction of French courts. He finally divorced her in February 2003 and submitted a compromise regarding the custody of the child. She pointed out that she came to Pakistan and filed a habeas corpus petition in the LHC. She said Sheikupura police informed the Embassy of France on March 15, 2008 that the child had been recovered and they could take him back to Islamabad. The officials of French Embassy went to see the District Police Officer, however, the DPO Munir Chishti refused to hand over the child to them. The DPO disrespected the order of the court and decided to leave the child to the father.