Teenage girl rescued from sex trade
[Dawn] Police have rescued a teenage girl from the illegal custody of a couple who were planning to sell her in Afghanistan, police said on Monday.
The recovery of Shahina came after she made a call to Rescue-15 from her detention place and sought police help.
Investigation officer SI Anis Akbar told Dawn that Rescue-15 informed Shahzad Town police that a girl had been placed in long-term storage
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by a couple in a house at Sanam Chowk and was seeking help for her release.
In response, a police team raided the house and recovered her and took the couple into custody.
In her statement, Shahina told police that she had been sold thrice and the couple, Jamila and Kareem, were her last buyers. She said Ikram, a native of Charsadda, had brought Shahina to Rawalpindi and sold her to them some 19 days back.
She alleged they used her as sex worker, and Kareem raped her several times.
Shahina said she was first kidnapped by Akram in Shabqadar while she was going to school. He dragged her in a car and made her unconscious. When she regained her consciousness she found herself locked in a room.
Akram made Shahina addict by giving her narcotics.
He continued to rape her during her stay with him and later sold her to Rashid for Rs60,000.
Later, Ikram bought Shahina for Rs55,000 and brought her to Rawalpindi.
Shahina said the couple wanted to sell her in Afghanistan, but somehow she came to know about their planning and luckily got a chance to inform Rescue-15 about their move.
The police have started the paperwork but haven't done much else against the couple under sections 371-A (selling person for purposes of prostitution, etc), 371-B (buying person for purposes of prostitution, etc) and 376 (punishment for rape).
During investigation, Jamila and Kareem told the police that they had recently been shifted from Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
to Islamabad to extend their illegal business they had been running for many years. They would buy girls from different sources, including sex traders and kidnappers, the IO added.
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