Karachi: Salman Khan's latest blockbuster 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' may be a work of fiction but there's a real life story of an Indian girl who can neither speak nor hear and stuck in Pakistan for 13 years with all efforts to trace her family in India remaining unsuccessful.
As per a report in the Express Tribune newspaper, the girl, now 23, is believed to have crossed into Pak territory as a child.
The Pakistan Rangers brought her to the Lahore centre of social welfare group Eidhi foundation.
As per Faisal Eidhi of the foundation, all her efforts to locate her family or hometown have gone in vain.
First brought to an Edhi Centre in Lahore, the girl was shifted to the shelter in Karachi where Bilquis Edhi named her 'Geeta' and has become quite close to the girl.
Using her fingers and facial expression, Geeta says she has seven brothers and four sisters.
Human rights activist and former minister Ansar Burney, who has raised Geeta's issue three years ago during a visit to India, is now running a Facebook campaign for her.
The foundation activists persuaded Geeta to begin a new life in Pakistan by getting married to a Hindu boy. In her sign language, she refused and made it clear that she will only get married once she returns home.
Amongst Geeta's writings, the numbers '193' make a frequent appearance. Faisal draws a house on a piece of paper and hands her a pen. Geeta takes it, smiles, and jots down the numbers beside it. '193', it seems, may be her house number, the paper added.
Salman's movie revolves around a speech-impaired girl from Pakistan who finds herself lost in India with no way to return her home. An Indian man undertakes the task and reunites her with her family in Pakistan.
With agency inputs