Nadra issues Pakistan Origin Card to Russian woman
PESHAWAR: The National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) has finally issued the Pakistan Origin Card to a Russian woman on the directives of the Peshawar High Court (PHC), a source said on Saturday.
Kristina Petrochenkova, 30, confirmed that she has been issued the card as her previous document expired on April 13 and she needed another one to legalise her stay in the country of her spouse.
Peshawar High Court Justice Chief Justice Dost Mohammad Khan had taken strong notice of the refusal by the Nadra authorities to renew the Pakistan Origin Card of Kristina, whose Muslim name is Parveen. The court has summoned the director general of the authority for the next hearing on April 16.
The Russian woman is fighting a legal battle for separation from her Pakistani spouse, Ikramullah Khan, in a family court.
She has also filed a writ petition in the PHC for stopping the Interior Ministry for taking action to cancel her visa.
Ikramullah had filed a case against Kristina in the Charsadda Police Station on March 19 in which he accused her of stealing Rs1.25 million as well as gold ornaments worth Rs1.8 million from his briefcase while on way to Islamabad.