KARACHI - After eight years, the birth of a baby girl was a huge gift of God to Noor Begum and her husband Nazuk Hussain but the happiness was converted to mourning when their one-day-old baby was kidnapped from Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.

On Friday September 16 at 12 noon the baby was born in the labour room of Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.

Two hours later at around 2 pm the baby was kidnapped, Nazuk Hussain told a TV channel.

According to reports, Noor Begum, the mother, said that an unknown veiled lady came to her bed and said that her sister-in-law was also admitted in the same ward. When the staff came to change her clothes the unknown woman took her baby and rushed to the stairs.

“After the incident I called the police helpline 15. The police arrived in half hour and took the staff in custody but more than 72 hours have passed and the police and hospital administration haven’t recovered my baby,” Nazuk Hussain, the father, said.

CCTV footage shows the unknown woman wearing a red scarf and carrying the baby outside the hospital. 

RMO General of Abbasi Shaheed Hospital Dr Jahanzaib Khan said that the hospital does not have enough security to check every patient and their attendants.

Senior Director Health Services Dr Muhammad Ali Abbasi confirmed the kidnapping of the baby and said an inquiry committee would be formed to investigate the matter.

Karachi operation not against any party

Pakistan Rangers Sindh on Sunday clarified that the Karachi operation is not against any specific individual or a party.

According to the Sindh Rangers spokesman, the operation is being carried out against the criminals and terrorists with an aim to establish durable peace in the city.

The spokesman said the statement of a party leader about the Karachi operation is contrary to the facts. Rangers is busy in conducting Karachi operation since its launched on September 5, 2013 against the criminal and terrorist mafias in a city and have so far been killed and arrested hundreds of criminals and terrorists.

Earlier several times, Rangers had been criticized by a political party, particularly Muttahida Qaumi Movement which always criticised the Rangers for conducting one sided operation.