A group of United Nations experts has expressed concern over the increase in kidnapping, forced marriage and conversion of girls in Pakistan.

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The group has called for immediate efforts to curb such practices and ensure justice for the victims. The experts said, “We urge the government to take immediate steps to stop and thoroughly investigate these acts impartially and in accordance with Pakistan’s law and international human rights commitments.

United Nations/Geneva. A group of top UN independent human rights experts has expressed concern over an alleged increase in the abduction, forced marriage and conversion of underage girls and women from minority communities in Pakistan. The group has called for immediate efforts to curb such practices and ensure justice for the victims. The experts said, “We urge the government to take immediate steps to stop and thoroughly investigate these acts impartially and in accordance with Pakistan’s law and international human rights commitments.

The perpetrators must be held fully accountable.” Experts said on Monday they were deeply troubled to hear that girls as young as 13 were being abducted from their families. They are being trafficked by taking them to places far away from their homes. Sometimes they are married to men twice their age and forced to convert. Experts said in a statement that all this was in violation of international human rights law.

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