Pakistan: A minor Christian girl was kidnapped when she was coming back from the hospital with her father after complaining about some pain in her stomach in Pakistan. The body of the girl was found dead on December 27, 2022, from the linked canal.
The family of the victim demanded justice from the government of Pakistan.
The incident was highly condemned by Human Right Focus Pakistan as they issued a statement to express solidarity. The girl was identified as Gulnaz, who was kidnapped on December 25, 2022.
According to the statement, “Saiqa Hamid, sister of Gulnaz, asked relatives to find both. Shan Masih nephew of Gul Hamid, started finding both of them, but when he was unable to locate them from the hospital or on the way to the hospital, he registered First Information Report (FIR) at a local police station under section 365 PPC (Kidnapping).”
The team of HRFP visited the family at their home and showed their disappointment. They also visited the hospital and enquired about the incident from different people around. As per the report of FIR, the accused kidnapped the girl and his father. After that, Gulnaz was assaulted and murdered.
The team of HRFP have ensured that they will provide efficient support to the family and bring out justice to the family. They will provide legal support and other immediate assistance throughout until Gul Hamid is found and the perpetrators are brought to justice.
Naveed Walter, president of HREP stated that this is not the first incident as the format of targeted crime is the same as has happened multiple times with minority girls and their families.
The father of minor- Gul Hamid is still missing, and the family is doubtful about him. Naveed Walter asserted that the incident needed quick actions from the government; otherwise, the culprits will be encouraged for more of same crimes with soft targets of minority girls.
Minority rights in Pakistan were a heated topic for discussion throughout 2022. The year started with a Sri Lankan national being lynched and his body set on fire by a mob in Sialkot.
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