Kasur: Minor girls recovered from sex-trafficking racket
KASUR: A raid conducted by Punjab police along with ARY News’ ‘Zimmedar Kaun’ team led to the arrest of including three women, from Sharifpura neighbourhood of Kasur district’s Pattoki city who allegedly bought minor girls for prostitution.
The raid, conducted on November 28 and shown in Zimmedar Kaun‘s December 2 episode, led to the arrest of three women and recovery of at least two girls named Laiban and Seerat.
The Zimmedar Kaun team along with police Child Protection and Welfare Bureau (CPWB) officials first raided two dens, one owned by Zahida Perveen and other by one Manzooran Bibi on a tip off that they bought two minor girls.
The suspects said that they bought the two girls, 12 year old Laiba and three year old Seerat, from a midwife in Sharifpura.
When questioned, Zahida Parveen first said that the girl is her own daughter then said that she bought the girl to marry her off to her son but later accepted that she bought and raised her to eventually sell her for prostitution.
Later, the police also arrested the midwife who reportedly sold the girls to the suspects.
The midwife named Haleema had sold the three-year-old girl against Rs80,000 after taking her from a poor brick kiln worker on the pretext of giving her a good upbringing.
The other girl too belonged to a poor labourer family in a Deepalpur village who also handed her over to Haleema due to extreme poverty.
Here is the video of the full show
The Zimmedar Kaun team and police have requested people of the country to approach them as they are in process of raiding other such dens in search of minor girls who might have been kidnapped or whisked away after birth to be sold to such women.