CHAMAN: At least 15 children “abducted from different areas of Pakistan” were recovered from a LPG container in Kerman province of Iran, sources told ARY News on Monday.
According to ARY News’ correspondent Akhtar Gulfam, sources have confirmed that a child trafficking bid was foiled after more than 15 children were rescued from a container coming from Afghanistan into Iran.
Reports say the children were abducted from different areas of Pakistan and were being taken to Iran when the Iranian border guards stopped the container and rescued children.
A video of the incident went viral on social media after which media men contacted Iranian and Pakistani officials but they have so far refused to comment or confirm the development.
Reports of a surge in kidnapping of children have been doing rounds in media since last year and a number of individuals were arrested for their involvement in the crime but police are yet to find an organised child trafficking racket within the country.
Just yesterday, residents of Gharibabad area of Faisalabad caught and subjected to torture a middle-aged man for trying to kidnap a minor girl.
A case was registered after people handed the suspect over to the police and claimed that he was trying to kidnap a five-year-old girl.