A court in London ruled in favour of a Pakistani mother, granting her permission to move to Pakistan with her daughter despite her former husband’s concerns of “terrorist bombs.”
The 40-year-old had applied to a judge for permission to travel to Peshawar with her five-year-old daughter after her ex-husband, also from Pakistan, expressed concern that their child would not be safe as “terrorist bombs and attacks” had occurred there.
However, Justice Baker ruled in favour of the mother, BBC reported.
“Her welfare will be better served living with the mother in Pakistan, where the mother can resume her career and live with the support of her family,” the judge said during the hearing.
“I have considered carefully the evidence about the risk of political terrorism and kidnapping but conclude there is no significant risk to [the little girl] as a result of these activities,” he added.
Further, the judge said, “It is a factor to be placed in the scales, but ultimately not one which carries significant weight.”
The woman said she thought she could earn more than £1,000 per month working in the family’s beautician business.
In the UK, she said she was dependent on welfare benefits, plus some financial support from her ex-husband, and was lonely.
The couple had married in Pakistan in 2009 and moved to the UK later that year. They divorced in 2013.
This article originally appeared on BBC.