A young Christian girl named, Asiya Masih, daughter of Francis Yaqoob, aged 14 years, was a resident of Chak no.198 EB, District Vihari. Francis Masih worked as a laborer in the fields of the landlords. Due to the poverty, Asiya Masih also helped her parents in the fields to earn some more money for the family.
On 11th November, 2012, she went to the fields to pick cotton flowers from the fields. The two culprits, Mohammad Javed and Mohammad Mumtaz who lives in the same area. They abducted her from the fields and took her to some unknown place. After raping her they took thumb impressions of Asiya Masih on different papers. more than 10 days they raped her tortured her.
When her father Francis Masih came to know that Mohammad Javed and Mohammad Mumtaz had abducted his daughter, he made a complaint in the local police station but the police did not cooperate. Afterwards Javed and Mumtaz called Francis Masih and threatened him that if would contact the police again, they would kill Asiya Masih. They also proposed Francis that if he wants his daughter back, then he would have to give them a written document that he would not take any police action.
The local Christian leader contact Mr. Saif for the help of this persecuted Christian family. On 22nd Nov,2012 with the help of our legal team we were able to rescue the girl from her abductors. Even yesterday the local Imam of the mosque, announced that as Asiya Masih was converted to Islam, she cannot live as a Christian again, if she did not follow the Religious customs of Islam , She and her family will face the consequences . He also announced that all eight Christian families of the village should be banished and their houses should be burnt. And today at 5:00 P.M they are holding a meeting of Muslim clerics in Chack No- 198/EB District Vihari . However with our efforts we were able to control the situation and moved the persecuted family to the safe place in Lahore. Mr. Farrukh H. Saif Requested the international community to lift their voices for the defenseless Christian Girls and women in Pakistan.