The girl managed to escape from her family and now lives with her Christian aunt.
The Christian girl was working in a medicine factory given that her school was closed down due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The court handed the girl over to her family, but her abductor was not punished.
In Pakistan, Christian and Hindu girls are the primary targets of forced conversion and forced marriage.
Ninety per cent of countries featured in the 2021 World Watch List reported incidents of forced marriage.
Pakistan ranks fourth on Open Doors’ 2021 World Watch List regarding religiously motivated abductions.
Another Christian student has been kidnapped from Lahore to be forced into an Islamic marriage.
Local Christian community hopes that cases of kidnapping and forced conversion can be eradicated in Pakistan.
A twenty-four-year-old Christian woman was shot dead in Pakistan, after refusing to marry a Muslim man and convert to Islam.
The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint Act makes it illegal in Pakistan’s Sindh Province to marry children younger than eighteen.