Abdullah’s father seeks son’s custody
KARACHI—Father of Abdullah, the kid at the Edhi foundation on Monday filed a plea in District Magistrate South’s court seeking custody of the minor. The child did not recognize his father, Iqbal Chaudhry, and stepbrother in a meeting at the Edhi centre on Sunday. The two-year-old saw his father who lives in Khanewal after six months. While conversing with the media, 69-year-old Iqbal and his son hinted legal action against the welfare foundation if the child was not handed over to them.
However, Abdullah’s maternal grandmother and aunt opposed the idea of handing over the child to his father citing threat to his life. Bilquis Edhi, wife of foundation’s founder stated that the young Abdullah’s life may be in danger if he is handed over to his father.
However, the father has given contradictory statement over divorcing Abdullah a mother, Haleema. He said that he divorced Haleema for dubious moral character. Iqbal also told that he did not come to Karachi earlier because he was not well. On the other hand, no progress has been made in Abdullah’s mother, Haleema’s murder case as police could not find the suspected murderer Rizwan.—INP