Tuesday Jul 09, 2019
LAHORE: Police and family members are searching for a teenage girl who went missing from Lahore on Monday afternoon.
According to her family, Sadia Iman Iqbal, 14, was last seen at 12 PM yesterday when she left to attend a tuition academy in her neighborhood. The girl did not return home after the center closed at 3 PM. While her phone remained on throughout the day, no one picked up.
"We immediately called the police and had a first information report (FIR) registered," Rashid Bhatti, her uncle told Geo.tv over the phone.
"But the police unfortunately did not have the resources to trace her whereabouts."
The family then used their own connection, adds Bhatti, to locate her.
"This morning her location was somewhere near Mehrabpur and Khairpur in Sindh. We suspect that is where she is being taken."
At the moment, there are no suspects.
Iqbal’s father is blind. He teaches at a special education school in Lahore.
"I am a blind. I can’t do anything," Shahid Iqbal, her father, tells Geo.tv, weeping inconsolably. "Please, I appeal to the public, to the prime minister and president, please bring my daughter back."