Alleged sex trafficking victims recovered from Islamabad's Bahria TownPakistan
ISLAMABAD: Two women, allegedly held captive at a house in Bahria Town, were recovered by police during a raid, police officials said.
The Loi Bher police raided the house in question and also arrested seven people, they said.
A Bahawalpur resident had informed the police that his sister was sold by her husband for Rs200,000. He told the police she managed to contact him and tell him she was being held at a house in Bahria Town Phase VI.
Loi Bher police raided the house and found two women who had been chained by their captors, who were freed by the police.
Seven others – two men and five women – were arrested and taken into custody, while arms and 1.4 kilograms of hashish were also recovered from the house.
The preliminary investigation found that the men arrested were operating a sex trafficking gang, while the women arrested were allegedly sex workers.
The women who were restrained had refused to be involved in the trade, they said, and others who had refused were tortured until they agreed or were sold.
Separately, unidentified burglars broke into the home of Amjad Ali in Shahpur and stole ornaments, valuables and electronics, police said.
The home of Mohsin Ali, in F-8/1, was also robbed – police said the victim had speculated that his domestic employees were behind the theft.
A 2016 Union motorcycle belonging to Hamza Tahri was also stolen from Aabpara Market.
Published in Dawn, October 27th, 2017