London, Jun.16 (ANI): Naheeda Bi, a Scottish woman of Pakistan origin, who claimed that she had been held captive in Pakistan for the last 10 years, has returned back home.
Joyous over being reunited with her family after a decade, Naheeda, recalled her terror of being kidnapped by two men at Islamabad Airport in April 2000.
"I was queuing for a flight back to Manchester when pulled aside by two men in uniform, who told me that plane has been delayed," Naheeda said.
After being given a glass of water, she said the next thing she remembered was waking up in a bare room.
"I fell asleep maybe, that is what I felt had happened. But I can't get my head round it. All I remember is when I woke up, the way I felt was really headachy and I remember looking around me and trying to figure out where I am," the BBC quoted Naheeda, as saying.
She revealed that during the 10 years of her captivity, her abductors moved her to four different places and only occasionally saw her uncle Masood, who was also kidnapped at the airport.
"I was terrified. I shouted, I screamed and called for my parents maybe. I was held in a dark windowless room for at least two months then forced to work making munitions," Naheeda said.
Meanwhile, Strathclyde Police is also relieved that their long and persistent investigations concerning Naheeda's sudden disappearance have finally resulted in her safe release.
"We are absolutely delighted that Naheeda has been reunited with her family and are happy to have played a part in her safe return to Glasgow. Obviously she has been through a terrible ordeal over the past 10 years and we will continue to support Naheeda and her family in every way that we can," a spokeswoman for Strathclyde Police said.
Tracing Naheeda was next to impossible, as there were no communications with her kidnapers, said Inspector Andrew Gunn.
"When we were made aware of this (Naheeda's abduction) a liaison officer was put in place to communicate with the Pakistani authorities and the family. Due to there being no communication from the persons holding her it was extremely difficult to ascertain her whereabouts," Gunn said. (ANI)