Category Archives: Pakistan

Arden LJ on CSIC and Permanent Residence

Ahmad v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWCA Civ 988 (16 July 2014) Should the spouse of an economically inactive EEA citizen, i.e. a national of one of the member states of the EU or of one … Continue reading

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Retained Right of Residence Question Referred

NA v Secretary of State for the Home Department & Anor [2014] EWCA Civ 995 (17 July 2014) In this case, the Court of Appeal (Lord Dyson MR, Sullivan & Sharp LJJ) referred to the CJEU the question whether, in order … Continue reading

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Article 8 is Not a Box Ticking Exercise

Ahmed v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWHC 300 (Admin) (14 February 2014) In this case Mr Justice Green held that it is important to avoid a “tick box” mentality in respect of article 8 of the … Continue reading

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No More Freewheeling Article 8

Gulshan (Article 8 – new Rules – correct approach) Pakistan [2013] UKUT 640 (IAC) (17 December 2013) This case is about spouses and relocation. It is also about Karachi which is my hometown and Pakistan’s largest and most dangerous city. … Continue reading

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Construing the Rules: High Court to the Rescue

Amin, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] EWHC 2813 (Admin) One of the worst things that can happen to any immigration subject is for their application to be declared “invalid”. The consequences … Continue reading

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Fresh Claims and Freedom of Religion

ST v Secretary of State for Home Department [2012] EWHC 988 (Admin) (20 December 2012) Husayn ibn Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib, or Imam Husayn, was the grandson of the Prophet Muhammed (Peace Be Upon Him). Like the present predicament of … Continue reading

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Asylum and the Purposes and Principles of the United Nations

Al-Sirri (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) DD (Afghanistan) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) [2012] UKSC 54   In handing down judgment in these cases on the law of refugee status, the … Continue reading

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CJEU: Public Manifestation of Religion and Persecution

Bundesrepublik Deutschland v Y & Z [2012] EUECJ C-71/11 (05 September 2012) Pakistan is an intolerant country where human rights are routinely violated and minorities are persecuted. The paradox is that the country was created because Indian Muslims feared a marginal … Continue reading

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Removing adult children as family members

Ahmad & Ors (removal of children over 18) Pakistan [2012] UKUT 267 (IAC) (30 July 2012)  At times the drafting of the Immigration Acts leaves a lot to be desired: rapid legislative change enhances entropy in an already difficult environment. … Continue reading

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Case Preview: DD (Afghanistan) in Supreme Court

DD (Afghanistan) (FC) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) UKSC 2011/0003 is the sequel to the Al-Sirri case. The same panel of justices will hear the DD case in the UK Supreme Court for two days, on … Continue reading

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Students, cancellation, curtailment and private life

Fiaz (cancellation of leave to remain – fairness) Pakistan [2012] UKUT 57 (IAC) (22 February 2012) Facts Having one’s leave/visa curtailed is quite a serious matter but to have it cancelled is a lot worse. In this case the appellant … Continue reading

Posted in Arrivals, Article 8, Blake J, ECHR, False Statements and Misrepresentations, Immigration Rules, Pakistan, PBS, Students | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Drug dealing and deportation

Masih (deportation – public interest – basic principles) Pakistan [2012] UKUT 46 (IAC) (07 February 2012) Pakistan has a significant minority Christian population (2.8 million) and adherents of the Christian faith in Punjab province are often called Masih – literally … Continue reading

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Adoption and child law specialists

Adoption and guardianship are major areas of concentration at Tahera Hasan & Co. We have handled numerous domestic and international adoptions. There is a lack of accurate information about adoption in Pakistan. Since it’s our focus, we provide accurate information and round … Continue reading

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Persecution in Pakistan: HJ (Iran) and the Ahmadis

The barrister Mr Jinnah, together with his comrades in the struggle for Independence, wanted Pakistan to be a secular country and just a couple of days before the Partition of India he, therefore, said that: You are free; you are … Continue reading

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Home secretary loses marriage visa case

R (on the application of Quila and another) (FC) (Respondents) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) R (on the application of Bibi and another) (FC) (Respondents) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) [2011] UKSC … Continue reading

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A letter from Manchester

On any given day of the year Manchester’s streets buzz endlessly with chatter in the Punjabi language which – like headscarves, Qur’āns, shalwar kameez, mosques, miles of takeaways and foreigners – is a local trademark. Things, however, are not quite what they … Continue reading

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Case Comment: SI (variation/curtailment – human rights ground) Pakistan [2011] UKUT 00118 (IAC)

This brief case makes a hulking legal point. Moreover, it illustrates the games which the UKBA “plays” with the objects of its control. Although the outcome was not in favour of SI (the appellant), the case is quite valuable because … Continue reading

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English language tests for dependants

Changes in the immigration rules laid before Parliament in October 2010 will be introduced on 29 November 2010. From then on all dependants except those in the Points Based System will have to show competence in English at level A1 of … Continue reading

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As if settlement applications aren’t hard enough already

Recently the Guardian newspaper reported on an exhibition entitled South Asians making Britain: 1858-1950 which featured a plethora of personalities from the colonies who contributed to Britain’s economy, society and politics. In the 1950s immigration from the Commonwealth was not only … Continue reading

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UKBA discriminating against Pakistani applicants

It had emerged that the UKBA may be discriminating unlawfully against Pakistanis in favour of applicants for British visas from the emirates of and Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and Dubai. This was unearthed by the UKBA’s chief inspector Mr John Vine. However, the … Continue reading

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