Pakistan PM Imran Khan orders recovery of abducted girls allegedly forced to convert

Pakistan PM Imran Khan orders recovery of abducted girls allegedly forced to convert

Islamabad - The two girls were allegedly kidnapped by a group of men from their home on the eve of Holi.



By APP

Published: Sun 24 Mar 2019, 12:43 PM

Last updated: Sun 24 Mar 2019, 9:22 PM

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered a probe into reports of abduction, forced conversion and underage marriages of two teenage Hindu girls in Sindh province and to take immediate steps for their recovery, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry Hussain said on Sunday.
The two girls, Raveena (13) and Reena (15), were allegedly kidnapped by a group of  men from their home in Ghotki district in Sindh on the eve of Holi. Soon after the kidnapping, a video went viral in which a cleric was purportedly shown soleminising the Nikah (marriage) of the two girls.
In a Twitter post in Urdu on Sunday, the information minister said that the prime minister has issued directives to the Sindh chief minister to look into reports that the girls in question have been taken to Rahim Yar Khan in Punjab.

The minister tweeted that the Prime Minister asked for holding immediate investigation into the matter.
He directed the governments of Sindh and Punjab to adopt a joint strategy to prevent such incidents in future.
The minister also qouted Prime Minister as saying that white colour in Pakistan flag represents minorities and protecting their rights was our responsibility.

With inputs from PTI


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