Help Requested for Recovery of Pakistani Girl

The Ansar Burney Trust International has reported the kidnapping of a 10-year-old Pakistani girl from Karachi by an Afghan national, who has taken her to Afghanistan and is now demanding a ransom for her release.
Hina alias Rani was kidnapped by Shahbaz Khan, who trafficked her to Afghanistan with the intention of collecting a ransom for her release. Shahbaz Khan used to run a local shop in Karachi.
The Chairman of Ansar Burney Trust International has said that Shahbaz Khan is just one of the growing numbers of traffickers in Pakistan today. The father of the girl has received phone calls from the captors demanding ransom for her release. The Trust reports that as time passes, the condition of Hina’s parents continues to deteriorate.
Burney has made a passionate appeal to the President of Pakistan General Pervez Musharraf, UN Secretary General Koffi Annan, US President Bush and leaders of European countries and international NGOs to help in the search of trafficking victims and ensure their rescue and repatriation to their countries and families.


Editor: Akhtar M. Faruqui
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