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Pakistani commission probes report of girl's kidnapping, forced marriage

Catholic World News - June 08, 2011

Pakistan’s National Commission for Justice and Peace is investigating the case of a Christian girl who was reportedly kidnapped and forced into an Islamic marriage.

“On the case of Farah Hatim, we are seeking truth and justice,” said Paul Bhatti, the Christian who serves as special adviser to the prime minister for religious minorities. (Bhatti took the government post after the previous occupant, his brother Shabazz Bhatti, was killed by Islamic extremists because of his opposition to the country’s blasphemy law.)

A Catholic nun in Pakistan tells the Fides news service that “dozens” of Christian girls are kidnapped, forcibly converted to Islam, and married against their will. Police typically refuse to take action, she says.

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