The parents of a 12-year-old Christian girl, who was abducted from Pakistan’s Punjab province earlier this month by a Muslim man, fear that she will be forced to marry her captor and convert to Islam.
International Christian Concern (ICC) reports that Meerab Abbas was reportedly kidnapped on Nov. 2 by Muhammad Daud, a native of Balochistan.
The incident was reported to local police and two suspects were arrested; however, the whereabouts of Meerab is still unknown.
Since the abduction, Meerab’s mother, Farzana, has suffered from severe emotional distress and was admitted to the hospital.
“Farzana has already had many challenges to face in life,” Pastor Zahid Augustine, a pastor in Sahiwal, told Asia News. “We ask the government to consider kidnappings and forced marriages as a serious problem and to legislate in favor of minorities.”
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