Ms Tasneem’s husband was reportedly working in Bahrain at the time.
“She wanted to help those coming here to have a good life,” Mr Shah told SBS News.
The children were currently at Ms Tasneem’s father’s home in Faisalabad, west of Lahore, he said.
“We need to do something so that nothing of that sort ever happens to any other Australian women. We need to empower our women in a way that no one in future can exploit them or take advantage of them wherever they are in the world.”