(MENAFN - Arab News) Naveed Ahmad Muhammad, a Pakistani national living in Riyadh, has offered a SR20,000 reward for anyone who finds his missing one-year-old child, Hamed Naveed Ahmad.
His son is suspected to have been taken by his ex-wife after a court in Unaizah granted him joint custody.
"Jamilah Mohammad Casimra, the baby's Filipino mother and Muhammad's ex-wife, took the baby to her company accommodation," the father said.
Muhammad works as a warranty officer in Mercedes Benz in Riyadh, while his ex-wife worked as a messenger at the King Saud Hospital in Unaizah in Qassim.
"I request that Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah and the royal court help me and give directives to Saudi police and authorities to find my son," he said. "I am thankful to the Unaizah court for their kindness in granting me custody of my child. I am also thankful to the Filipino and Pakistani community, who are supporting me on different social media websites."
He said that his ex-wife went to an Unaizah court to file for divorce after the birth of his son. "The court then decided to give me custody of my son," he said.
Muhammad said that the Ministry of Interior has blocked his ex-wife's passport and iqama. The child is on passport No. KH630126.
According to the court ruling issued on Sept. 29, Muhammad was granted custody of the child for five days a week and his ex-wife two days a week. "I already consented to the court's decision and also provide her with SR500 a month for my child," he said.
He said that he also contacted the Pakistani Embassy, but it refused to handle the case. "However, the Philippine Embassy has assured me that my ex-wife cannot return to the Philippines."