LAHORE - The Lahore High Court on Wednesday restrained federal government from deporting an Indian husband of a Pakistani woman and directed it to submit reply by Dec 20.

Rabia Jahangir filed a petition saying she contracted marriage with Zafar Riaz in 2005 and had two children. She said her husband’s business in India collapsed and her husband had been living with her in Pakistan getting residential permit. However, she said, the government denied further visa to her husband and foreigner registration officer on Nov 29, 2013 ordered him to leave Pakistan by Dec 14, 2013.  

The petitioner pleaded that if her husband was not allowed to live with his family in Pakistan their marriage will be in danger and the children would be deprived of their father.