ISLAMABAD: Foreign Secretary of Pakistan Tehmina Janjua handed over the custody of an Afghan child to the Afghan Embassy in the federal capital on Friday.
According to the Foreign Office, the child had come to Pakistan with his parents for the medical treatment of his father several years ago. However, during their stay in Islamabad, Ubaidullah went missing.
The mother of the child could not find his whereabouts and due to the sudden demise of Ubaidullah’s father, left for Afghanistan.
The child was reportedly found by Islamabad Police on November 7, 2015 and was referred to Child Protection and Welfare Bureau who took the custody of the child. Meanwhile, Pakistani authorities and the diplomatic mission in Kabul continued efforts for tracing his family in Afghanistan.