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Lahore: Young Christian girl abducted, police showing slackness in this case


Young Pakistani Christian girl goes missing after suspected abduction. Details emerged that the incident unfolded on October 25, Thursday when abductee Saima Javed went to the market to buy shampoo. She did not return home since then. Her family remains on pins and needle as thus far they have not heard any news about her.

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30-years-old Saima daughter of Javed Masih is resident of Lahore Cantt. Consequently, on October 30 the agitated family of the victim staged a protest on the road leading to Cavalry ground. The protestors burnt tyres and blocked the road causing traffic jam. Young Christian activist Chaudhry Amon Emmanuel unfolded the sad episode telling that the police have been shunning desperate Christian family. Police are using delaying tactics showing slackness to take action in this case.

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The protest started at around 5 pm, and continued until Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Hameed Virk arrived at the scene and requested the crowds to disperse. Victim’s family along with Chaudhary Amon went to the police station where DSP Hameed Virk listened to their grievance. They told DSP Virk that soon after the incident; Saima’s family went to R.A. Bazar Police Station who told them that this case pertains to the jurisdiction of Naseerabad Police Station.

When Saima’s family arrived at Naseerabad Police Station, they were told that an FIR will not be registered because the incident occurred within the jurisdiction of R.A. Bazar Police Station. Police tried to harass the Christian family and they continuously shunned them. Subsequently, on October 29 an FIR (First Information Report) was registered. However, police are yet to take action as no progress has been made in this case.

Chaudhary Amon told Christians in Pakistan that DSP Virk has assured action against police personnel who showed biasness in carrying out their duty. He has invited brother of Saima to come to his office and identify the police personnel who allegedly harassed them.

He told that family of Saima have searched for her in every hospital. Saima’s brother urged the Chief Minister of Punjab Usman Buzdar to take notice of the incident and direct police officials to take efficacious action in order to recover the abductee. He said that the CM should take notice of the reluctant attitude of police, owing to the fact that the complainants are Christians.

Chaudhary Amon Emmanuel urged Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar to take Sou Moto notice of the incident. He said that there have been 22 recorded case of abduction of Christian girls this year so far. He said that media is also showing biasness because a major road of the city is blocked still there is no media representative present on the scene to cover the incident.

“I request social activists and media personnel to cover this incident. Christians are also equal citizens of Pakistan, raise voice for them. Police are threatening the victim’s family, please pray for them.”