After meeting the girl and her father, the case is clearer.
The husband's family (sisters and mother) took a dislike to her from the beginning, and the husband has no independent say.
The child was born in London, and the mother has her papers, but the husband took away her passport and never applied for extension of visa. When she was about to board the plane she was given an envelope saying there are documents for her travel, and some money for her expnses. There was no money. The documents were her passport with the expired visa, and deportation order for overstaying.
She cannot now return to the UK.
She talked to the British Embassy about the child having a British passport, but they said unless the father agrees, the child cannot be given a British passport.
In the petition the father has laid claim to compensation on behalf of the child, but he has also written that the child will continue to stay with the mother.
Obviously, just blackmiling the wife into acceppting whatever the sisters and husband's mother have decided. One sister has worked with the social services, and has contacts with the lawyers there.
The girl and her father will contact some Pakistani lawyer today to find out what can be done.
All in all, another event to make me sad over the state of the Ummah.