Prominent TV Anchor Gharida Farooqi has landed in serious trouble after the alleged torture at the female maid child.
Police on Monday recovered Sonia, 15, who had been held by Gharidah Farooqi, an anchor at Express TV, at the house in Lahore’s Bahria Town.
The girl was allegedly barred from meeting her parents who recently paid a visit to the place.
Now, following an FIR against the TV show host and immense public pressure, the news channel has suspended her show for two weeks.
Sonia’s father, Muhammad Anwar, from Punjab’s Nankana district, had filed a habeas corpus petition for her recovery from Gharidah’s house. The petitioner alleged that the anchor had not allowed his daughter to see her family for the last six months and kept her in illegal detention.
Additional District and Sessions Judge Hafeezur Rehman Chaudhry had directed the Station House Officer (SHO) of Sundar Police to recover the detainee and produce her before the court.