Recovered girl faces 'honour killing' -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Recovered girl faces ‘honour killing’

Abducted by a group of traffickers in June last, the girl, Ilma, was forced to get married to a person in Lahore, sources told Dawn on Saturday.They said the parents and other family members of the girl had decided to kill her “for bringing a bad name to the family by disappearing from her residence.”According to the sources, after finishing college one day, Ilma did not return home and boarded a bus. She was spotted by a group of traffickers who took her to Punjab where she was sold to a person from Sindh.

Ilma’s family distributed her pictures in various cities of the country, said the sources, adding that a polio immunisation team informed the family about the presence of the girl in Lahore.Ilma’s relatives attacked the house where she was residing and brought her back to Darra. The relatives believed that the person, who bought Ilma, married her and they started residing in Lahore.The husband of the girl has registered an FIR in Lahore against her ‘abduction’.

Source: Dawn

Date:1/28/2007