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Court deal ruling by Misbah judge
Misbah Rana went to Pakistan in August
The judge hearing the custody case of a Scottish girl in Pakistan has ruled out an out-of-court compromise involving her parents.

The ruling on Friday at the High Court in Lahore came after the final legal arguments had been heard.

In August, Misbah Rana, also know as Molly Campbell, left her mother Louise Campbell in Stornoway to be with her father Sajad Amed Rana in Pakistan.

The judge said he will make his decision on 29 November.

Misbah, 12, left Stornoway in the Western Isles against her mother's wishes.

Ms Campbell has not been at the Lahore court during the legal proceedings.

Her lawyer said she had not travelled to Pakistan for health and financial reasons.

A proposed compromise based on a shared custody arrangement collapsed in court after Mr Rana's lawyer insisted that Misbah should only be allowed to see her mother in Pakistan and not be allowed to return to Scotland for at least two years.

The judge considered this unreasonable.

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