Family of abducted girl, 14, take case to High Court
A Christian family in Pakistan have gone to the High Court in their fight to win back their 14-year-old girl, who they say was abducted by a man who forced her to marry him and demanded she abandon her faith.
Lawyer Khalil Tahir Sandhu confirmed to Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) that on Tuesday, 2nd June he submitted a petition to Lahore High Court Chief Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan to appeal the case of Maira Shahbaz.
The family want to overturn the ruling of Faisalabad Magistrates’ Court which on 5th May declared that Catholic girl Maira is 19 and, as such, is validly wedded to Muslim man Mohamad Nakash, who is already married and with two young children.
Maira Shahbaz (14), Catholic girl from Faisalabad. She has been abducted by Mohamad Nakash and two accomplices – all bearing arms.
Copyright: Aid to the Church in Need.