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Marsha Scott
May 13, 2017

"The problem is not related to her travel documents, but stems from legal issues", advisor to Pakistan Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz had said.

It is pertinent to mention here that Dr. Uzma earlier this week alleged harassment and forced marriage against her Pakistani spouse.

Ali accused the Indian high commission and Uzma's brother Waseem of creating misunderstanding.

Ali rejected the allegations of physical and sexual violence and said Uzma should be medically examined to establish the claims.

He added that Uzma had asked him to come over to India which he refused and instead asked her to come to Pakistan to get married.

Therefore, he prayed to the court to declare that both Ali and Uzma were legally husband and wife under the Shariah law and therefore have all the rights and duties toward each other and both can not be denied access to each other on any pretext and consequently respondents be directed to permit the petitioner to meet his wife.

The petitioner alleged that Indian High Commission officials took his wife to a court, where she filed a complaint and recorded her statement under duress.

The Indian diplomat went to file the petition in connection with Uzma marriage matter.

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While talking to the media at the IHC, Ali said that his first wife was aware of his second marriage and Uzma also knew about his first marriage. He said he had told her about his family and that he lived in mountains away from the main cities. Uzma said she had taken refuge at the Indian mission because she felt threatened and wanted to go back to New Delhi. "I wonder why she has changed suddenly", he said.

Uzma reached Pakistan on May 1 and travelled to Buner district in the northwestern province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa to marry Ali on May 3.

Ironically, when asked if Ali knew the parents of Uzma, he said he never talked to them.

"She will be sent back to India as soon as the legal problems are resolved".

Uzma, from Delhi, met Tahir in Malaysia.

In her statement, Uzma said she came to Pakistan to meet a relative and not to marry Tahir Ali.

The case has attracted attention on both sides of the border.

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