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Sushma Swaraj Directs High Commission To Facilitate Return Of Indian Woman Stranded In Pakistan

"Our mission sent a Note Verbale requesting her safety, security and well-being."

20/03/2017 9:51 PM IST | Updated 20/03/2017 10:52 PM IST
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NEW DELHI -- External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today directed Indian High Commission in Islamabad to renew the passport and facilitate the return of an Indian woman from Hyderabad who is stranded in Pakistan and is being allegedly harassed by her husband.

Swaraj, who was approached by the 44-year-old woman's father to help her in returning to India, in a series of tweets said she has asked the Indian High Commission to renew the woman's Indian passport and facilitate her return to India.

Mohammadia Begum from Hyderabad, who is stranded in Pakistan, had called her father saying that she was being harassed by her 60-year-old Pakistani husband in Lahore.

She married Muhammad Younis, who allegedly concealed his actual nationality and claimed to be from Oman, in 1996.

Our mission sent a Note Verbale requesting the safety, security and well-being of Mohammadia Begum," Swaraj said.

"Our High Commission officials met Mohammadia Begum and she expressed her desire to return to India," she said.

Swaraj had last week sought details from India's High Commissioner over the matter after Amjadullah Khan Khalid of Majlis Bachao Tehreek (MBT), a political party in Telangana, drew her attention to the plight of the woman.

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