Top Pakistani judge takes notice of 40-year-old family lawsuit
hussain | March 3, 2010 at 07:41 amby
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A Pakistani woman now hopes for recovery of her dower money as the top judge of the country has taken notice of 40-year delay in decision on her lawsuit.
PESHAWAR: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry Wednesday took notice of a report aired by Geo News about an elderly woman, who has been waiting for the court’s verdict on her application about recovery of ‘Haq Mehr’ for the last 40 years.
It may be mentioned here that Geo News had also aired a report about the 70-year-old Saeeda Sultan.
Earlier in the day, Saeeda Sultan came to the Chief Justice court and remained there till the last case.
The woman rose on her seat soon after the court hearing ended. She told the Chief Justice that she has been awaiting to get justice from the courts for 40 years.
Taking notice of her plea, the Chief Justice asked the woman to appear before the court with her counsel.
Later, speaking to Geo, Saeeda Sultan hoped that the court would deliver quick justice about her case.