Two teenage women reported lacking in Pakistan final week have been discovered greater than 750 miles from house after trying to journey to South Korea to satisfy Okay-pop tremendous band BTS, police within the South Asian nation mentioned.
The 2 women, aged 13 and 14, went lacking on Saturday from Korangi in Karachi metropolis, mentioned Abraiz Ali Abbasi, a senior police superintendent of the realm.
Throughout a search of their houses, police discovered a diary that exposed their plans to journey to South Korea to satisfy the supergroup BTS, Abbasi mentioned in a video assertion.
“From the diary we noticed mentions of practice timetables and that that they had been planning to run away with one other buddy of theirs … who we then interviewed,” Abassi mentioned.
“We began monitoring them aggressively and discovered they had been in custody of the police within the metropolis of Lahore the place that they had traveled by practice.”
Abbasi mentioned preparations for the women to be taken again house to Karachi have been made in coordination with police in Lahore.
And he made an enchantment for fogeys to “please monitor their kids’s display time,” in order that they’re extra conscious of what their kids are viewing on-line.
“It isn’t a shock that two youngsters took this threat as a result of ‘stans’ are able to doing this for his or her idols,” mentioned tradition journalist Rabia Mehmood, utilizing a colloquial time period for loyal followers. “But when we had extra protected organized fan-girling areas, youthful followers might have interaction overtly and freely with one another about their favorites as a substitute of taking such dangers.”
Okay-pop has an enormous following all around the world, together with Pakistan, with followers spanning age teams and genders. BTS posters and albums are bought all around the South Asian nation, whereas Korean dramas are gaining reputation as nicely.
The seven-member Korean sensation BTS took a hiatus late final 12 months, as its oldest member started necessary army service final month. Jin, 30, began his army service on December 13, a dedication anticipated to final 18 months.
BTS is about to be saved aside till at the least 2025 as different members of the group come of age to enter army bootcamps. The band has mentioned they may use this time to pursue solo tasks.