BIG BREAKING NEWS: IMRAN MARRIES 13-YEAR OLD CHRISTIAN GIRL: Imran abducts, forcibly converts… [#PakistanPersecution #ChristianPersecution] 08/22
BIG BREAKING NEWS: IMRAN MARRIES 13-YEAR OLD CHRISTIAN GIRL: Imran abducts, forcibly converts and marries off 13-year old minor girl from Christian family [#PakistanPersecution #ChristianPersecution] 08/22
A Christian family in Rawalpindi in the Punjab province of Pakistan is still awaiting the safe return of their 13-year-old daughter Zarvia Pervaiz 4 months after her abduction.
The minor girl was abducted, forcibly converted, and married off in the month of April 2022 by a man that the family chose to trust.
The Pervaiz family had hosted Imran Shahzad, his wife Adiba, and 3 children at their house when they were going through a period of financial crisis in April 2022.
Zarvia Pervaiz’s mother, Yasmeen, was disturbed by the abusive behavior of Imran Shahzad with his wife.
Yasmeen, therefore, asked the couple to vacate her house.
On April 30, 2022, Adiba paid a visit to her under the pretext of taking the minor girl to the grocery store.
Another day, another child thrown to the wolves. 12-year-old Christian girl Zarvia Pervaiz abducted, converted to Islam, married to 40 yr old abductor Imran in Rawalpindi. He has 3 children and a wife who helped him abduct Zarvia. Court rules the minor girl to stay with abductor. pic.twitter.com/vajlu7gONA
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When she did not return, Yasmeen became worried and started looking for Zarvia Pervaiz in the market.
Yasmeen received a Whatsapp voice note from Imran Shahzad, stating that the 13-year-old will never return to her.
It was only then Yasmeen realized that her daughter has been kidnapped.
On the following day, Yasmeen filed a police complaint at the Sadiqabad station.
Imran Shahzad and his wife Adiba were arrested by the cops within 2 weeks and the girl was escorted to safety.
However, in front of the magistrate, 13-year-old Zarvia Pervaiz claimed that she has converted to Islam out of her own free will.
The girl also claimed that she married Imran Shahzad in a consensual manner.
The Rawalpindi court ignored all principles of natural justice and upheld the ‘consent’ of a 13-year-old girl, despite the fact that minors cannot consent to anything.
On July 13, 2022 the court rejected the plea of Yasmeen to gain custody of her daughter.
Yasmeen: “Minorities do not fairly and fully enjoy the right of access to justice, as the police and court continue to favor perpetrators from the Muslim community, ignoring existing laws on forced marriage and sexual violence.”
Yasmeen “The discriminatory practice in investigations and trials encourages perpetrators to take minority underage girls away from their parents.”
Pakistan: 40-year-old Imran abducts 13-year-old Christian girl, marries her after converting her to Islam:
Over 1,000 girls belonging to Hindu and Christian communities are forcefully converted to Islam every year in Pakistan: