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SHC orders Sindh, Centre to form JIT to probe trafficking of girls

Court also seeks report from JIT and FIA in next hearing

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The Sindh High Court building. — AFP/File
The Sindh High Court building. — AFP/File

  • Court grants bail to suspect in abduction case.
  • SHC orders probe into sexual abuse and trafficking of girls.
  • Sindh's top court slams LEAs for not taking action against culprits.

The Sindh High Court (SHC) Friday ordered both the federal and Sindh governments to form a joint investigation team (JIT) to probe the trafficking of adolescent girls.

The provincial top court’s order came after it issued a written verdict on the bail plea of the suspect in a girl’s alleged abduction case.

The court’s decision stated that according to to suspect Adnan, he did not marry the girl Muskan in a nikkah ceremony. In fact, he came from Oman to marry another girl named Sonia. Their knot was tied in the city court.

In its verdict, the SHC added that the formation of the JIT was necessary to investigate sexual abuse; therefore, it directed the interior ministry and home department to constitute a team to investigate the trafficking of young girls.

The decision also mentioned that through this case, "it becomes clear that the human traffickers were operating fearlessly". The verdict also said that law enforcement agencies had not taken any effective action against such groups.

It further stated that the abductee escaped from the clutches of the kidnappers in this case and reached home. 

The victim informed the court there were 10 to 15 more girls at the place she was kept after the abduction.

The court approved suspect Adnan’s bail against the surety bond of Rs100,000 and sought reports from the JIT and Federal Investigation Agency in the next hearing.