Fatima Bibi, a Tajik woman, has urged the government to help recover her kidnapped daughter through Interpol as her ex-husband Abdullah had fled to Iran.
Addressing a press conference at the Rawalpindi-Islamabad Press Club camp office here on Thursday, she appealed to the government to pursue the case regarding recovery of her daughter – Mariam Bibi – through Interpol.
Fatima Bibi claimed that Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani had assured the custody of her daughter and issued special orders to Interior Secretary Syed Kamal Shah and IG Balochistan Asif Nawaz for immediate recovery of the girl.
“I was asked by the interior secretary to travel to Quetta for necessary legal procedures required for getting the custody of my daughter but all in vain,” she said.
She said that according to police officials, her former husband took her daughter to Iran. She said that police tried to pressurise Abdullah by imprisoning his family members but it was of no use.
Fatima Bibi said that she suffered heart attacks twice during her stay in Quetta and remained admitted in a hospital. According to her, she escaped a murder attempt by her former in-laws after which she was provided with four security guards for her protection. “I was shifted to the hostel for MPAs and provided with extensive security but there had not been any development with regard to recovery of my daughter,” she said.
Fatima Bibi threatened to commit suicide if her daughter was not recovered. “I earnestly demand of the government to take up the case through Interpol for the recovery of my abducted child,” she said.
During the press conference, Fatima Bibi praised the Balochistan IG, DIG and Quetta DSP Malik Iqbal “who not only did their best but also helped her in every matter during her stay in Quetta.”
On the occasion, Tajik official Usman Ali said that they could not help Fatima Bibi by using their diplomatic relations with Iran as she no more holds the nationality of Tajikistan. “According to Tajik laws, after marrying a Pakistani man, her nationality of Tajikistan stands cancelled and she would be considered a Pakistani,” he said.
Ali said that they were fully satisfied with the steps being taken by the government of Pakistan for the recovery of Mariam and hoped that it would further pursue the case through Interpol.
Source: The News