LAHORE - Police recovered a kidnapped child-girl from the custody of a Rikshaw driver and registered a case against him here on Monday.

Three-year-old Laiba, daughter of Waseem Khan, a resident of Kot Lakhpat, went missing when she came with her family to see Azam-e-Pakistan parade near Liberty market.

The parents of the child-girl searched her a lot but could not find any clue.

Police officials constituted special teams and held pickets at various places. During a search operation, police recovered the child from Ehsan, a rikshaw driver, resident of Nishtar colony, when he was going to his home near Model Town.

Rikshaw driver was drunken, said police. The child identified her parents and was handed over to them.

Following the child’s recovery, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif appreciated the performance police department and announced commendatory certificates for DSP and SHO Gulberg. A cash prize of Rs50,000 to Factory Area police station ASI and Rs25,000 to each constables was also given by the chief minister.

After meeting with the girl and her parents, Shahbaz Sharif said that the police had done their duty well by recovering the girl in quite a short time. He also congratulated the child’s parents on the recovery of their daughter.