In a day’s work: Three kids reunited with parents by police

Published: January 11, 2017

The motorway police reunited three missing children with their families and found a stolen car, the motorway police said on Tuesday.

According to a statement released by the police, one child was recovered during routine patrolling on GT road in the area of Nowshera

National Highways and Motorway Police (NHMP) officers Masood Tahir and Muhammad Riaz were on patrol GT road near Nowshera when they found a lost five-year-old boy walking on the road alone. The child told the officers that his name was Shaukat Mehmood and that his father’s name was Abdul Jabbar, but he could not remember his home address. After hectic efforts, the NHMP officers were able to trace his uncle Taj Khan. After due verification, Shaukat was handed over to his uncle.

A road user informed the Motorway Police through NHMP’s 130 helpline that a five-year-old, who was travelling in a silver van going from Rawalpindi to Mandi Bahauddin, had left the child behind at a bus stop in Jhelum. Two NHMP officers reached the spot and took custody of the child. The boy told them that his name was Tallah. The NHMP officers managed to locate his uncle, Faisal Zaid, and  after due verification, the boy was handed over to Zaid.

Meanwhile, patrolling officers on GT Road saw a 21-year-old special person roaming aimlessly around the road in Sarai Alamgir. Motorway police officers Muhammad Azhar and Farhat Hussain took the boy into safe custody and were able to track down his parents.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 11th, 2017.

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