Pakistan: Murdered Scot’s husband in custody

The High Court in Lahore. Picture: TheWazir (cc)

The High Court in Lahore. Picture: TheWazir (cc)

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THE husband of a Scottish woman allegedly murdered in Pakistan has been taken into protective custody by police investigating her death.

Mumtaz Sattar, 38, from Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, died shortly after arriving in the country’s Punjab province last month.

Reports said Abdul Sattar, 40, told police they were attacked during a taxi ride to see his parents on September 21.

Mrs Sattar’s relatives lodged a petition at the High Court in Lahore on Friday alleging that her husband is a suspect.

A lawyer for the family, Aamer Anwar, said Mr Sattar had since been taken into “protective custody” by police.

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

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