KARACHI: Dua Mangi, who was abducted from near a Karachi eatery last Saturday, has returned home, a senior police official has confirmed.
“Dua reached her home safely today,” Deputy Inspector General (South) Sharjil Kharal confirmed. He added that investigations into the case are ongoing. Dua’s mother while speaking to the media said, “Our daughter has safely returned home. Thankful to the media and the civil society.” Dua’s father Dr Nisar Ahmed Mangi also commented on social media, saying that Dua has reached home safely and expressed his gratitude on her safe return.
Sharing a pic with his recently-recovered daughter Dr Mangi wrote: “By the grace of God and blessing of the loving people of Sindh, people of Pakistan and friends from all over the world, my daughter Dua Mangi reached home safely, I am very much thankful to friends from media, specially civil society who helped us in these tough circumstances and shared their feelings with my family.”
Earlier, Dua’s uncle, Waseem Mangi, had confirmed to a private news channel she had returned. “There are many angles to the issue. I cannot speak about any particular one [right now],” he said. Moreover, her aunt told the media that no assistance was provided in her recovery and she had returned only through the prayers of the people of Sindh and the media’s help.
She further added that Dua is currently at another location, is deeply disturbed and is under medication. Dua had been kidnapped from Karachi’s Defence Housing Authority last week by armed persons. She was abducted from near a restaurant in the Bukhari Commercial area.
At the time of the kidnapping, Dua had been walking home with a friend, Haris Soomro.