Social Media Helps Recover Kidnapped Girl in Rawalpindi

A little over a week ago, a girl from Rawalpindi went missing. Many people shared her pictures and spread the word far and wide. It seemed that things looked dire.

The missing 7-year-old girl, Zarnish Naveed — who had been kidnapped from Rawalpindi — has been found and returned to her family.

According to the police Zarnish was recovered from the kidnappers after paying a ransom of Rs. 1.5 million.

The Background

Zarnish was abducted on 27th of July from Bahria Town, Rawalpindi, by two unidentified men on a motorcycle in the vicinity of her house. They kidnapped her two hours before midnight.

Her parents heard the screams of Zarnish and chased the abductors on foot. However they failed to keep up as the kidnappers’ bike sped away.

Her family, worried for Zarnish’s life, turned to social media. Many people shared this news which eventually spread like a wildfire. Almost every Pakistani knew the plight of poor Zarnish.

Various celebrities and social media activists joined the cause to find Zarnish as well:

https://twitter.com/MawraHocane/status/891967673487249408

https://twitter.com/sharmeenochinoy/status/891316721482596352

The Efforts Paid Off

This case is similar to the case of Khadija who was stabbed 23 times by a man. Social media paid a huge role in catching the man responsible for the heinous crime. The culprit was jailed for 7 years recently as a result.

Coming back to Zarnish Naveed’s story, it seems that she was recovered last night.

Her uncle posted this last night, much to the delight of Pakistanis from all walks of life:

This has been a remarkable achievement and everyone who was involved in getting the word out should be proud of themselves for contributing and making the world a safer place for the 7-year-old.

We’re delighted to hear this news and hope that social media continues to play its role where necessary. As for Zarnish and her parents, we are relieved that they are reunited.

Sports Analyst & Head of Sports Desk.


  • Can you explain , How Social Media Helps Recover Kidnapped Girl in Rawalpindi.
    Social Media Only Show their Support.

    • its great news she returned, but why it looking some part of story is missing, i think there were 2 person on bike right, as they told in start. I have to google few articles to know how she returned, and no profile of the culprit ?

  • Alhamdullillah.. surely Social media is becoming a voice of nation… Can anyone have the link of full story? Were the kidnappers arrested??

  • what about police.. ??? didn’t they do anything. social media was solely responsible for her recovery.. ???

    • ISLAMABAD:
      A
      seven-year-old girl who had been kidnapped from outside her house in
      Islamabad last month has been recovered after paying a Rs1.5 million
      ransom, police said on Friday.

  • Sorry but boasting about social media helping in this case without facts and details is misleading. Please show more responsibility and explain how exactly social media helped? We all prayed a lot no doubt and it’s so heartening to see that the little girl is back. But there were other cases like this that were not so fortunate, despite circulating all over social media. And I believe that the picture is that of her uncle (mamoo), not her father. The world is still a dark place where such evils exist. My main concern is HONEST and humble reporting of facts. Please let’s just be done with this arrogant attitude and stick to the facts with humility, as we will all return to Allah.

  • They paid ransom and in pic above, it’s her uncle not father. Social Media did nothing except duaas.

  • Allah bless her with long and prosperous life and save our children from these coward animals. Now focus should be to catch these the culprits and make example by punishing them.

  • Alhamdulillah, Good to hear that.. but this post is in wrong category “Gadgets” :|

  • Social media helped to trace rhe kidnappers or did what…
    It’s not mentioned clearly how she is recovered. …

    • had to pay 15 lack for recovery, yeh wohi bat hogai faisla smghay begahir mithai khana :P

  • This is the best news, alhum dulillah, its time to get those bastards and hang them in public who kidnapped her. This is absolutely needed as it will not stop with this girl.

  • How media helped? People did pray knowing about it through Facebook if that’s our social media now. Many people offered help. It’s police and agencies who helped recovery of this child. And IA will arrest culprits soon. First priority was safe return of child.

  • The only good thing in this article is the safe return of child, otherwise that’s just a pathetic clickbait…
    #NewLowsForProPk


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