Aitya's mother made tearful plea for her to come home last month

Speaking the day before Atiya's sixth birthday, Gemma Wilkinson made a new plea for her daughter's return.

In 2009 Atiya's father told Gemma he was taking their daughter to Southport, but instead she was taken to Lahore in Pakistan.

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Kidnapped girl arrives home

A six-year-old girl who was kidnapped by her father and taken to Lahore, Pakistan, is back in Greater Manchester. Atiya Anjum-Wilkinson was taken from her home in Ashton-under-Lyne in November 2009, sparking an international search.