ISLAMABAD - A woman yesterday approached the Islamabad High Court (IHC) and sought release of her husband Muhammad Abdullah Omar, who is allegedly in the custody of security agencies for allegedly killing Chaudhary Zulfiqar Ali, the former prosecutor of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).

A single bench of IHC comprising Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui will Tuesday (today) hear the petition moved by Zainab Zaeem Khan who has invoked the jurisdiction of IHC seeking release of her husband.

In her petition, Zainab, wife of Abdullah Omar, has cited SHO Industrial Area police station, IGP Islamabad, ministry of interior and ISI as respondents. She has prayed to the court to order the respondents to produce her husband before the court and abolish his custody.

In the petition, Zainab stated that Abdullah Omar is a son of Lt Col Khalid Mehmood and she married with him on November 10, 2012. She continued that her husband was injured in 2013 in Rawalpindi during a firing incident after which, he was paralyzed and lost his both legs. The incident was reported in Ratta Amral police station of Rawalpindi.

The petitioner added that her husband was at Quaid-e-Azam International Hospital when the respondents took his custody and interrogated him. For a long time, he remained under custody and it was in 2015 when he was released on bail by an anti-terrorism court of Islamabad.

She added that, however, on June 20, 2015, he was abducted allegedly by the officials of security agencies while Hammad Dadan Advocate was also accompanying him. She added that later Hammad was released at the writ petition of his father Mumtaz Anwar.

She contended that this is evident from the said release of Hammad that her husband is also in the custody of ISI. Therefore, she prayed to the court to order her husband’s release.