US official calls on home secy

Our Correspondent
Thursday, Jun 13, 2024

LAHORE: US Minister Counsellor for Consular Affairs Jane Howell met Home Secretary Punjab Noorul Amin Mengal at the Civil Secretariat here on Wednesday.

In the meeting, the safe return of children forcibly brought to Pakistan from America was discussed. Mengal said the government was following the Hague Convention in letter and spirit and providing support to the parents of such children during the litigation process and custody procedure. The administration is ensuring implementation of court decisions and government orders. He requested the counsellor for assistance in arranging special training sessions for police, CTD, Probation & Parole and Prisons. Howell expressed satisfaction over the cooperation of the Punjab government for the safe return of children brought under the Hague Convention. She assured that maximum cooperation would be extended for conducting special training sessions and conferences between America and Pakistan.