GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) government has stepped in to help trace a female nurse who went missing in Karachi last week.
Khush Bakht, a nurse from Yaseen valley in district Ghizer, worked as a Nursing Assistant in Saifee Hospital in North Nazimabad, Karachi. On January 4, she went to her work in the morning but did not return home.
Upon her disappearance, her relatives asked hospital management about her whereabouts but to no avail.
“The hospital management told us she did not come to office on the day she went missing,” a relative wrote in a social media post.
They then went to local police to register an FIR.
The authorities, however, initially refused to register a case.
Following protests by her relatives in Karachi, the police finally registered a case into her disappearance.
“Its been eight days since she went missing,” said Farid Khan, an activist.
“Police didn’t register a case for two or three days initially despite many attempts by the relatives,” Khan added.
The sudden disappearance of the young nurse sparked panic in G-B, where people took to social media to demand her safe recovery.
The G-B Chief Minister Hafeezur Rehman took notice of the disappearance and spoke to his Sindh's counterpart Murad Ali Shah on phone, asking him to ensure safe and early recovery of the nurse.
“Shah promised a prompt action into the matter,” read a statement issued from the chief minister secretariat on Saturday.
“We are following it up with Sindh government,” the statement further added.