Missing girl's family hold demonstration for her recovery

Police say that Noureen Jabbar joined ISIS, family refutes claim


Our Correspondent April 02, 2017
The police say the girl left to join ISIS but the family refute this and claim she was kidnapped. PHOTO: PPI

KARACHI: The family of a missing student, Noureen Jabbar, along with civil society and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Haleem Adil Sheikh protested at the Karachi Press Club on Saturday, decrying the police's 'false claims' that the girl had joined the self-proclaimed Islamic State. The family said there is no proof that the girl joined the militant organisation.

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Noureen is a medical student at Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences who went missing on February 10. Hyderabad SSP Irfan Baloch later 'revealed' that she had joined the terrorist organisation, which her family refuses to believe.

The protesters shouted slogans of 'Sindh ki beti dehshatgard nahi [Sindh's daughter is not a terrorist]' and held placards aloft, demanding her recovery. Sheikh said that Noureen is a daughter of Sindh and the police should take her case seriously.

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He added that the police should use all their resources to find Noureen, as being a citizen of Sindh she deserves the same treatment as the children of any political leader. Sheikh claimed that a mafia involved in the kidnapping of young girls in Sindh was behind the girl's disappearance and termed the allegations that Noureen joined IS 'false'.

Noureen's father, Prof Abdul Jabbar, said he has no doubt about Noureen's beliefs and knows that she is not of an extremist mindset.

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