LAHORE: Punjab Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) successfully rescued a 19-year-old girl from wrongful confinement by her parents and other members of her family in Lahore. Reportedly, the girl was brought to Pakistan from Italy in February 2018 for 10 days, under pretense of her brother’s engagement. However, it later transpired that her parents wanted to marry her off against her will, thus brought her to Pakistan. While in Italy, her father had put a stop to her studies. The Italian Embassy informed the PCSW chairperson about the matter with the request to ensure safety of the girl, while the interior ministry continuously followed up and assured of full support.
The PCSW team and Garhi Shahu SHO located the girl’s address and recovered her, after which she was transported to a secure location. She is adamant to go back to Italy and continue her studies.