Pakistan-born Nida had been forced to sacrifice a place at the University of South Wales
Echoes of Rifqa Bary. Anyone who reports this girl or sends her back to her devout Muslim family will have her blood on his hands. If she is still alive. The way that British law enforcement has abandoned young non-Muslim girls who are sex-trafficked by Muslim gangs, I do not expect the police to look into honor violence.
The circumstances surrounding her disappearance are very questionable.
- Nida Ul-Naseer, 18, 'disturbed' when she fled South Wales home last week
- Pakistan-born Nida also missing her medication for anaemia
- She finished school last summer but money problems forced her to give up place studying business and finance degree at University of South Wales
Vanished: Nida Ul-Naseer, 18, left her medication fro anaemia at home in Newport, South Wales, last week
A Muslim girl who disappeared from home a week ago fled without any shoes or money, it has emerged.
Nida Ul-Naseer, 18, was ‘disturbed and depressed’ when she ran away after a row with her parents over her wish to go to university, friends said.
There are concerns for her safety because she was without a jacket or shoes, her phone, money or medication for her anaemia.
Police have been scouring scrubland by a nearby river after the area was flooded in the storms.
Nida’s parents have put a sign on the door of their home in Newport, South Wales, pleading with her to come home.
The family, who were all born in Pakistan, are Ahmadiyya Muslims, an offshoot of Islam.
Women are usually allowed to go to university but are not allowed to marry outside the community. Parents arrange marriages and men can take multiple wives.
Nida’s father, homeopath Naseer Tahir, 54, and mother Najma, 47, have refused to speak publicly about their daughter.
However, their eldest daughter Shamyla Naseer, 23, said: ‘They are really depressed. It is a big loss for us. We are still looking.’
Nida, a diligent student who finished school last summer, was looking forward to starting a business and finance degree at the University of South Wales but had to give up her place because of money problems.
A major police search across marshlands is now under way as Nida remains missing for more than a week
Friends of the family said she fled after a furious argument with her parents on Saturday, December 28.
‘Her mother came to our house after to tell us,’ one said.
‘They said she was in anger [sic] and she just left the house with nothing. No shoes on and no money. No medication, no jacket. She was supposed to go to university but she couldn’t. They just said she couldn’t go.’
<`Another close friend said: ‘She was disturbed about university admission and finance problems. She couldn’t go so had to start a different course at a college.’
The family has placed a sign on the door and issued public appeals to encourage Nida to come home
Gwent Police said: 'We believe she had a verbal disagreement within the home'
The friend’s husband added: ‘She couldn’t go to uni and she was depressed and had arguments.’
She is described as being of Asian-Pakistani appearance and was last seen in blue jeans and a black top.
Anyone with information about her whereabouts should call 101 and quote log number 448 28/12/13 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.