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Kidnapping Children From Streets Of Karachi Exclusive Footage

Kidnapping Children From Streets Of Karachi Exclusive Footage

کراچی کا واقعہ اغوا کار کیسے بچوں کو اغوا کرتے ہیں ؟؟ سی سی ٹی وی فوٹیج نے تہلکہ مچا دیا

A loudspeaker tied to a minaret of a mosque makes an unpleasant sound as it is turned on. “Listen intently to this announcement,” a voice commands, “a child named Taha*, who is wearing beige shalwar kameez, has gone missing from the zoo. If you find him please contact the mosque.”

Kidnapping Children From Streets Of Karachi Exclusive Footage

Taha’s family had gone out for a picnic earlier that day. While his parents and extended family shared a laugh, he went towards a cage fascinated by the monkeys inside. A woman donning a black chador was watching him intently. As he gleefully ran further from his family and towards an ice cream stall, the woman followed him. Maintaining a safe distance from his parents, she grabbed him with her chador and quietly exited the zoo.

Subsequently, the child’s photo and description were posted around the city. After 200 days, Taha’s parents had almost lost hope when the phone rang — someone had left a tip. “A beggar in Pakhtunabad matches this description,” a man had told the Roshni Helpline, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) working primarily for the protection of children.

In a raid, the police, along with Roshni Helpline, found Taha and two other children tied to a charpoy at a house in Pakhtunabad. The young boys’ captors had planned to sell them forward to another ‘group’ in upper Sindh.

Taha was recovered in a fragile mental state. He looked nothing like his former self. With a shaved head, piercings in both ears, and cigarette burns on various body parts, his own mother could not recognise the boy.

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