Glasgow man arrested over wife’s death in Pakistan

Mumtaz Sattar was killed in Pakistan on September 21st. Picture: Hemedia
Mumtaz Sattar was killed in Pakistan on September 21st. Picture: Hemedia
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A MAN from Port Glasgow has been arrested in Pakistan along with three other men in connection with the alleged murder of his wife.

Abdul Sattar’s wife Mumtaz was killed in the country on 21 September.

Mr Sattar, 40, had claimed the couple were drugged, attacked and thrown out of a taxi soon after arriving in Lahore, Pakistan’s second city.

Mrs Sattar later died and was buried in Shahkot.

They had been on their way to see his parents in Punjab. Her husband has now been detained in custody by police.

The announcement was made on Friday morning at a media conference in Glasgow held by relatives of Mrs Sattar and the family’s lawyer, Aamer Anwar.

Mr Anwar told reporters: “I can advise that Abdul Sattar has now been formally arrested and is presently in custody.”

Police Scotland have been helping the Pakistani authorities with their investigation.

Last weekend, the governor of the Punjab region, former Glasgow MP Mohammad Sarwar, assured Mrs Sattar’s relatives that “justice will be done”.

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