Christian girl kidnapped and forced to marry a Muslim and convert to Islam

The little girl’s family is seeking help from the authorities to recover her after she was abducted at gunpoint, forced to convert to Islam and marry a Muslim man.

Photo of Maira Shahbaz.

The High Court in Lahore, Pakistan will hear the case of 14-year-old Maira Shahbaz next week.

This, after a local court ruled in favour of the little girl’s family by not sanctioning her marriage Mohamad Nakash.

According to Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), Nakash is accused of kidnapping the teenager in the middle of the closing of Covid-19.

He has also been accused of filing a false marriage certificate, in which he alleges that Maira is 19 years old and that they were engaged last October.

She has also been accused of presenting a false marriage certificate, in which she alleges that Maira is 19 years old and that they got engaged last October.

Prayer requests for the case

Lala Daniel, the family’s lawyer, fears that Nakash is preparing Maira for the sex industry.

For the time being, she is staying at a women’s shelter by order of the court, until a verdict is reached.

Daniel said it was a “miracle” that the court had ordered Maira to leave Nakash’s home.

“Developments over the past few days have been an answer to prayer and we are so grateful for everyone for their prayers in this case,” he said.

The lawyer has reinforced the importance of raising prayers for the case, so that God takes control, highlighting also the weak health of the young woman’s mother due to this situation.

Finally, Khalil Tahir Sandhu, who will represent Maira and her family in the High Court, said there is hope for a good outcome.

“In terms of evidence to prove Maira is under age, we are on very solid ground with a birth certificate and other official documents.”

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