Wife stopped from leaving Indian High Commission, claims Pakistani husband

Pakistan has summoned the Indian envoy in Islamabad over non-issuance of medical visas to Pakistani nationals seeking treatment in India, Pakistani media reports said on Saturday.

Ali alleged that they both went to the Indian High commission to submit visa application form after Uzma's brother invited them to India.

Ali had met Uzma in Malaysia eight months ago where he was working as a taxi driver.

"According to the Indian High Commission, she claimed to have married Mr Tahir and alleged that she later came to know that Mr Tahir was already married and had four children", Zakaria said.

Indian foreign ministry officials said that New Delhi girl Uzma, who had married Tahir in Pakistan on May 3, had sought the high commission's help on May 5 fearing her life was under threat from her husband.

Tensions are running high between India and Pakistan following the death sentence awarded to Kulbhushan Jadhav, said to be an Indian spy, for sponsoring terrorism and waging war against Islamabad. The couple wanted to go to New Delhi for which Uzma's brother referred her to Indian High Commission's employee Adnan. Tahir alleges the officials refused to return their three mobile phones to him.

A man from Buner district, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) has sought the Islamabad police's help to "rescue" his wife, an Indian national, who he says is being kept at the Indian High Commission against her will since Friday.

He has filed a First Information Report in the Secretariat Police Station.

The Dawn quoted the Pakistani Foreign Office as saying it was in contact with the Indian mission "and the issue would be resolved soon".

The matter has also been taken up at the diplomatic level by Pakistan.

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