An Afghan refugee has written to the Chief Justice of Pakistan requesting for suo motu action, alleging that his neighbour, whose father was a policeman, abducted his daughter.
Noor Muhammad, in his application, has alleged that Sub-Inspector Muhammad Rashid approached him with a marriage proposal for his son Muhammad Aamir and Muhammad’s daughter Maryam which he refused. On July 2, Rashid, who is presently posted at Hassanabdal police station, along with his family members entered Muhammad’s house and abducted his daughter.
He said that he lodged a complaint with the Attock city police but they failed to take any action and pressured him to withdraw his application. “They promised to settle the matter through dialogue but that turned out to be a lie,” he said.
Muhammad was then told by the police to remove the names of everyone but Aamir from the application after which the police registered a case on July 8, adding that his daughter has still not been released.
Muhammad claimed he is a registered Afghan refugee who has been residing in Attock for the last 20 years. He says the letter he has written to the chief justice is his last resort as all other options have dried up and his daughter is still missing.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 24th, 2013.