Islamabad: Abducted sisters charged with kidnapping for ransom
ISLAMABAD: As reported by the Pakistan Observer on Tuesday, to the irony of fate, two teenage sisters reportedly kidnapped by a gang themselves, are now being detained in Adiala Jail Rawalpindi and facing trial by the Anti Terrorism Court under the charges of kidnapping for ransom.
The girls are allegedly being treated as criminals without a fair investigation and human rights activists believe that trying juveniles under the Anti Terrorism Act law was totally unjust.
An NGO (Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child-SPARC) has appealed to the President, the Prime Minister and the Chief Justice of Pakistan for taking immediate actions against such “grave violations of the law and rights” of children and demanded immediate release of both female juveniles detained in Adiala.
According to SPARC, the two unfortunate sisters, M. 13 year old, and S. 15 year old were trafficked through a lady named Nadia from Peshawar to Rawalpindi and were asked to look-after a 13 year old boy, Waseem Khan, who was kidnapped in Rawalpindi on August 4, 2010.