My gorgeous and inquisitive 3-year-old son, Kamran, was kidnapped by his dad in Islamabad, Pakistan back in August of 2016 when he was 23 months old. We were in Pakistan visiting my now ex-husband's family and planned to return home in early August. Without my realizing it, my ex-husband and his parents stole Kamran's passport. They assured me it was just misplaced, and so we filled out paperwork to get him a new one. I returned to the US to prepare for my new job, and they were supposed to follow. They never came back.
Kamran is a U.S. citizen, born and raised in the United States. He was not abandoned in Pakistan, as my ex alleges. While Pakistan is currently a signatory of the Hague Convention , they didn't sign it until after this all happened, so such proceedings can't be directly applied to my situation. I have contacted the FBI, the State Department and the US embassy in Islamabad but they can offer only minimal help..
It has taken a very long time and many false starts and hopes to assemble a proper legal team. I finally have experienced (and pricey) attorneys working for me. With the money I raise, I will help defray the many legal expenses related to this case.
Each day that goes by is another day that my son is without his mother. I was always Kamran's primary caregiver, never spending more than 8 hours away from him. Now it's been almost 2 years since I've seen him. He is most certainly devastated over the loss of his mother. I am devastated by the loss of my son. He has no idea I am fighting for him and that every day I think of him, miss him, love him and want to be with him.
Thank you for your help in supporting my efforts to regain my son and for passing along my story to those who might be interested in helping me.
- Margie Pearsall
- Emily Khan
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