LHC dismisses intra-court appeal for transit visa to Indian Muslim.

LAHORE -- A Lahore High Court division bench on Wednesday dismissed an intra-court appeal (ICA) seeking a direction for the federal government to issue a transit visa to an Indian Muslim citizen restrained by Pakistan authorities at Wagah border from undertaking foot journey to Saudi Arabia for Hajj.

Sarwar Taj, a citizen of Lahore, filed the appeal and also asked the division bench to set aside a decision of a single bench wherein his petition was dismissed.

Dismissing the petition, the single bench had observed that the petitioner was not related to Shahab, the Indian citizen, nor did he hold his power of attorney to approach court. It said the petition also lacked complete particulars of the Indian citizen.

The single bench had dismissed the petition on Oct 12 for being not maintainable as the petitioner had no locus standi (aggrieved person) to agitate the matter before the court.

The petitioner filed an ICA against the decision, asking the division bench...

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