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British girl missing for three years in Pakistan comes home

Published on Dec 29, 2012 6:31 AM
Gemma Wilkinson is interviewed after being reunited with her daughter Atiya Anjum-Wilkinson (not pictured) at Manchester Airport on Dec 28, 2012. The six-year-old girl had been abducted by her father on her third birthday and taken to Pakistan. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - A six-year-old girl flew back to Britain for an emotional reunion with her mother on Friday more than three years after she was abducted by her father and taken to Pakistan.

Atiya Anjum-Wilkinson disappeared in November 2009 after going to stay with her father, Razwan Ali Anjum.

The former insurance salesman told the girl's mother, Ms Gemma Wilkinson, that he was taking Atiya to Southport in north-west England but instead took her to the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore.

He told his former partner that she was "never going to see Atiya again".

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