Another underage Christian girl, who was abducted, converted and married a Muslim man in Pakistan

Farrukh Saif

November 20, 2020

Farah Shaheen, a 12-year-old girl, was allegedly abducted by 45-year-old Khizer Ahmad Ali, who forcibly converted to Islam and married her.

The incident took place on June 25 in Ahmedabad, Faisalabad but on September 19, 2020, the first Information Report (FIR) was lodged at the local police station, after a long delay.

Farah Shaheen’s brother Afzal Masih stated that Khizer Ali came with Muhammad Zahid, a man who owned tent services on the ground floor of his residence, and kidnapped Farah.

At her crying, Farah’s brother Afzal and her uncle Kashif reached there but the kidnappers dragged her in a car and fled. So far, the police have failed to provide justice to the family.

Farrukh Saif, the International Director of ECSPE said kidnapping of young Christian and Hindu girls has become a daily occurrence. “We have been working on such cases since 2011 and it has been found that only registered cases have come to the notice of the public but most cases have not been registered due to pressure from Islamic scholars and the police,” he added When a complaint or parent goes to the police to register such incidents, the police treat them rudely and threaten them severely.

Farrukh Saif

Farrukh H. Saif, a courageous Christian human rights activist, established the Farrukh Saif Foundation in 2009 to confront religious discrimination, blasphemy laws, and bonded slavery in Pakistan. His dedication to liberating bonded laborers from brick kilns and advocating for blasphemy victims and asylum seekers has garnered international acclaim. Despite encountering threats and fatwas, his impactful work persists in supporting marginalized communities. In 2018, the foundation merged with The Emergency Committee to Save the Persecuted and Enslaved, enhancing its global outreach.


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