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Progression in Pakistan Parental Rights?

I found this to be an interesting piece of news considering an article I wrote last year on international parental child abduction. Beyond the details, what’s interesting is the Pakistani courts ruling – is it a sign of progression or conformation?

What’s progressive is that Pakistan is realizing there is a problem and taking steps to rectify the situation (even if it’s only with the UK at this time). However, I’m not sure this case was the best to be made an example of.

BBC article last week: Court victory for Misbah’s mother

My article in MuslimWakeUp! last year: Escaping Pakistan


December 4, 2006 - Posted by | perspectives, Social Justice, Uncategorized


  1. i don’t get it…did her mother change her name to molly? or was it always misbah?

    Comment by blah | December 4, 2006 | Reply

  2. WIKI explanation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misbah_Rana

    Basically she’s Molly to her mom and Misbah to her dad, not an uncommmon concept with two parents from different cultures who can’t agree. Does it matter, in regards to the issue?

    Comment by Nadia | December 4, 2006 | Reply

  3. it doesn’t really matter, but i wondered the same thing 🙂

    Comment by miral | December 5, 2006 | Reply

  4. good for pakistan! now if only they really fix the hudud ordinance. i was listening to last weeks asiapacificforum 99.5fm on wbai and it really is only a small victory for women in pakistan.

    Comment by arti | December 5, 2006 | Reply

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