Peshawar runaway girls traced -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Peshawar runaway girls traced

By Riaz Khan Daudzai

PESHAWAR: All seven girls who had fled the Women Crisis Centre were traced on Tuesday as one of the runaway girls, Ayesha, returned to the centre from Mirpur (Azad Kashmir).

Police sources told The News that the Social Welfare Department brought the accused girl to the Faqirabad police station where her statement was recorded and the investigation wing was directed to quiz the girl. Seven girls broke out of the Women Crisis Centre and fled on September 26. Ayesha retuned from Mirpur where she was kept at an NGO-run Mir Shelter Home and Crisis Centre.

When contacted by the social welfare authorities, the caretaker of the Mirpur Shelter Home and Crisis Centre said they kept Ayesha, daughter of Waris Khan, resident of Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency, on humanitarian grounds for a week. He said they released her a day earlier on the same grounds as she wanted to return to Peshawar.
Source: The News
Date:10/7/2009