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Batteries of toddler’s breathing machine released by Customs

LAHORE: Pakistan Customs on Saturday released the batteries of an artificial breathing machine required by a two-year-old girl, saving her life before the fatal delay, ARY News reported.

The child, Sakeena, suffers from a rare condition that has weakened her respiratory system. She, therefore, requires a machine to facilitate her breathing.

But as the batteries of the machine wore out, the parents ordered another pair from Glasgow, United Kingdom.

The officials subsequently seized the batteries at Allama Iqbal International Airport and asked for payment of duties before they could be released.

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The child’s family had, however, alleged that the Customs officials made fun of them when they told them their toddler’s life dependent on the artificial breathing machine.

On Saturday, Customs officials delivered the batteries at the child’s home. The parents expressed their joy over the timely release of the batteries.

ARY News had reported the plight of the child earlier this week which led to the release of the batteries vital for the child’s life.

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