A 14-year-old Christian girl was abducted from her home outside of Karachi Pakistan, forced to convert to Islam and marry a Muslim man, according to her parents who have been pressing authorities for her return.

According to several published reports, three men staked out the Zia Colony home of teenager Huma Younus, waiting for her parents to leave before forcibly dragging her from the residence, neighbors said. The eighth-grader was then taken 370 miles away to Dera Gazi Khan, in the Punjab province of Pakistan.

Although the kidnapping happened in mid-October, it only recently attracted media coverage.

“Our daughters are insecure and abused in this country,” Nagina, Huma’s mother, told International Christian Concern(ICC). “They are not safe anywhere. We leave them at schools or home but they are kidnapped, raped, humiliated, and forced to convert to Islam.”

Huma’s parents tried to file a report with police the day of the kidnapping, but authorities refused to take action. After repeated attempts by the family, police finally filed a complaint two days later.

Several days after the kidnapping, Huma’s parents received several documents, including a marriage certificate and papers saying the teen had converted to Islam. The man listed on the marriage certificate was Abdul Jabar, according to Asia News.

A 14-year-old Christian girl was abducted from her home outside of Karachi Pakistan, forced to convert to Islam and marry a Muslim man, according to her parents who have been pressing authorities for her return.

According to several published reports, three men staked out the Zia Colony home of teenager Huma Younus, waiting for her parents to leave before forcibly dragging her from the residence, neighbors said. The eighth-grader was then taken 370 miles away to Dera Gazi Khan, in the Punjab province of Pakistan.

Although the kidnapping happened in mid-October, it only recently attracted media coverage.

“Our daughters are insecure and abused in this country,” Nagina, Huma’s mother, told International Christian Concern(ICC). “They are not safe anywhere. We leave them at schools or home but they are kidnapped, raped, humiliated, and forced to convert to Islam.”

Huma’s parents tried to file a report with police the day of the kidnapping, but authorities refused to take action. After repeated attempts by the family, police finally filed a complaint two days later.

Several days after the kidnapping, Huma’s parents received several documents, including a marriage certificate and papers saying the teen had converted to Islam. The man listed on the marriage certificate was Abdul Jabar, according to Asia News.

In an exclusive report published Tuesday by the Associated Press, the news agency acquired a list, compiled by Pakistani investigators, of 629 girls and women taken from within its borders and sold as brides to Chinese men and taken to China. The trafficking rings often exploit the country’s poor and vulnerable, AP reports. Numerous sources said the minority status of Christians makes them a prime target for trafficking, sometimes at the hands of family or even religious leaders.

“Christians are targeted because they are one of the poorest communities in Muslim-majority Pakistan.” AP reporter Kathy Gannon noted in her article. “The trafficking rings are made up of Chinese and Pakistani middlemen and include Christian ministers, mostly from small evangelical churches, who get bribes to urge their flock to sell their daughters. Investigators have also turned up at least one Muslim cleric running a marriage bureau from his madrassa, or religious school.”

According to the news outlet, sources report the government has asserted “immense pressure” to curtail investigations.

“No one is doing anything to help these girls,” an unnamed official told AP. “The whole racket is continuing, and it is growing. Why? Because they know they can get away with it. The authorities won’t follow through, everyone is being pressured to not investigate. Trafficking is increasing now.”

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Dina Amelia Kalmeta is the Founder and CEO of Your New Life in Christ Ministries - CWW7NEWS. Dina reports on world events as they pertain to Bible Prophecy. Before Your New Life in Christ Ministries, Dina served as a Leader for INCHRIST NETWORK leading teams online and spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Her mission today is to bring hard evidence that what is taking place in the world isn't just coincidence, but indeed proof that the last days the Bible warned us about are upon us right now.