‘Missing’ girls moved to child protection bureau: DIG

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Staff Reporter

The four missing girls recovered in Sahiwal have been brought back to Lahore, City Police DIG Investigations Shariq Jamal said Thursday.

Speaking at a media briefing, the DIG informed that the girls have been produced in a local upon arrival from Sahiwal. “They have been sent to the Punjab Child Protection Bureau (PCPB) after they refused to go back home.”

Shariq Jamal said that now the court will decide whether the girls will be handed back to their parents or moved to a shelter home tomorrow (Friday). According to the law, we can’t force them to go back home if they don’t want to, the DIG said.

Their medical examination has been conducted to determine whether or not they had been physically or sexually assaulted.

To a question, the DIG revealed: “We traced their location using CCTV cameras and have visited the crime scene.”

He claimed that all the suspects involved in the case have been arrested and are being questioned.

The DIG claimed that the girls were taken to Sahiwal for human trafficking. “The suspect sold one of them for Rs100,000.”

The police are going through Qasim’s criminal record. “We found out that his wife recently travelled to Dubai multiple times. The police are trying to ascertain the purpose of those visits,” the officer added.

 

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