A Pakistani parliamentary committee has ordered a contemporary inquiry into the kidnapping of a minor Christian woman in Punjab province’s Faisalabad metropolis after being satisfied that police mishandled the case. The 13-year previous was freed 5 months after some Muslim males allegedly kidnapped her, forcibly transformed her to Islam, after which one in every of them married her, the Daybreak Information reported.
A gathering of the Senate Useful Committee on Human Rights was held on Thursday and it mentioned the problems of pressured conversion and marriage. Faisalabad police officers informed the committee that they’d obtained a criticism from the household of the woman man named Khizer Hayat allegedly kidnapped the woman. However the woman’s recorded assertion mentioned in any other case.
The police maintained that the woman in her assertion recorded earlier than a Justice of the Peace mentioned she had left her house voluntarily and embraced Islam and bought married. The police officers informed the committee that the woman had additionally undergone a medical take a look at and in keeping with the physician’s report she was between 16 and 17 years previous.
Nevertheless, throughout the committee assembly, the woman’s father offered a certificates issued by Nationwide Database & Registration Authority (Nadra) which confirmed her as 13 years previous.
The members of the committee raised questions over the investigation course of and declared that the certificates issued by Nadra was genuine proof of the woman’s age, rejecting the physician’s report. As a proof, the members of the family additionally offered her twin brother’s Type “B”, the every day mentioned.
The woman’s father additionally registered a criticism with the committee in regards to the behaviour of the police over which the committee expressed its remorse.
The chairman of the committee apologised to the household of the minor woman and demanded that authorized motion be taken towards these accountable and correct safety be supplied to the household.
The committee additionally directed the senior superintendent of police (SSP) Faisalabad to research the entire matter and submit a report back to the committee on January 6. The SSP assured the committee that the matter can be investigated and a charge-sheet can be issued to the involved investigating officer.