Misbah’s father denies school bid

The father of runaway schoolgirl Misbah Rana has denied reports that she is to study Islam at a controversial religious school in Islamabad. He said: “It’s totally untrue. She is not enrolled in any madrasa. She made a statement saying she was interested in doing some Islamic studies and was looking at different schools. There are plenty of schools in Lahore – why would she go to Islamabad? She only went there to meet friends.”

BBC News, 13 January 2007