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Pakistan Muslim girl wants to convert to Sikhism


Islamabad, June 19: A teenage Muslim girl was spotted at a Sikh shrine while performing rituals with women pilgrims in Pakistan, media reported on Friday.

The 14-year-old girl identified as Saira came to Gurdwara Punja Sahib as she wanted to convert to Sikhims, Dawn online reported.

Pak girl wants to become Sikh

Saira was found among devotees on Wednesday. Upon hearing this from her, devotees contacted law enforcement agencies, officials of the Evacuee Trust Property Board and Sikh Gurdawara Parbandhak Committee. She was later handed over to police.

Saira claimed to be a resident of Kalabat in Swabi district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and her father is a taxi driver.

During preliminary interrogation, she said she was visiting a Sikh cloth seller in her area when she found out about a fair at the Gurdawara Punja Sahib at Hassanabdal. She then secretly left home and came to the temple.

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Later, talking to Dawn at the police station in a mixture of Urdu and Pashto, the girl said she visited to Sikh temple, out of curiosity.

According to investigating Officer ASI Ismail, the girl does not appear to be in a sound mental state and is not telling the police her address or the contact numbers of her family. He said that the police in Kalabat village have been contacted and they are attempting to locate her family.

She had been sent to Dar ul Aman in Attock.

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