The Straits Times
Published on Dec 29, 2012

British girl missing for three years in Pakistan comes home


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".