LAHORE - Justice Khurshid Anwar Bhindar of the Lahore High Court on Monday took serious notice of Sheikhupura police's failure in recovering a seven-year-old son of a French woman, Peggy Collin, from the custody of her former Pakistani husband. Justice Bhinder admonished the DPO Sheikhupura and SP Investigation for their poor performance to accomplish the task despite giving numerous chances by the court. The judge gave the last chance to the police officers with directions to produce the boy on January 23 in any case. Earlier in this case, the Sheikhupura police had been seeking time from the court for the recovery of minor but could not accomplish the task. The French woman has sought recovery of her son, Omar Malik, who had allegedly been detained by her former husband, Muhammad Ashfaq. The hectic efforts by the police to recover the minor failed and they placed the names of Ashfaq and Omar on Exit Control List (ECL). The international warrants of arrest issued by a French court against Peggy's ex-husband have also been circulated to all the authorities concerned for his arrest. Petitioner Peggy Collin, through her counsel Hina Jilani, submitted that Muhammad Ashfaq, the father of the child, had taken the minor away from France without her prior permission, which was required under an agreement they had made before the French court. She said her former husband and his family was currently living in District Sheikhupura, where they had detained her son. Ashfaq and Peggy had met in London and fell in love. They moved to Lahore where they contracted marriage on August 1, 1995. Peggy then went to France and her husband soon followed her. She gave birth to a male child on August 6, 2000 in France, and during that period Ashfaq attained French nationality. She said their relations became sour after her husband took the child to Pakistan in 2001. He brought the son back when she moved the French court. Later, Ashfaq divorced her in February 2003 and kept the child with him. cases against Kashf Foundation dismissed A local civil judge Haider Ali Arif on Monday dismissed all cases filed against Kashf Foundation, a welfare organization working for women. The cases were filed by Uzma Bibi and other women against Kashf Foundation alleging that the foundation was extracting interest forcibly without any justification. The defendant company was registered on February 15, 2007 with the Security and Exchange Commission Pakistan (SECP), but it continued its business for a period of approximately ten years even prior to its registration. The plaintiffs further alleged that it is an NGO but running a business of mini bank. They further asserted that the defendant foundation cannot run the business of banking, finance and insurance or borrow the money from the general public in any manner. On the other hand, counsel for Kashf Foundation contended that the company was running the legal business of Micro Finance. The status of the foundation before and after its registration was different and the matters prior and after the registration therefore cannot be consolidated in the instant cases. The defendant wanted to recover its amount in accordance with its own procedure from the plaintiffs. The plaintiffs borrowed the micro finance and now they were deviating from payment. The defendant submitted that such cases cannot be filed against the Foundation and was not maintainable. The judge accepting the arguments of defendant's counsel dismissed the cases.