A Halifax university student active in her community and dedicated to raising awareness on global issues remains missing.
Kashmala Fida, a 21-year-old student at the University of King’s College, hasn’t been seen since Tuesday morning in Truro, where she lives with her parents.
“Right now, it’s not deemed as suspicious or criminal activity but her parents said it is out of character for her not to return home,” Insp. Rob Hearn of Truro police said on Wednesday.
Police issued an update on Thursday at 7 a.m. and said there is still no sign of her.
“Truro Police appreciates the assistance from the public,” the release states. “If anyone has information please call Truro Police at 895-5351 or your local police agency or crimestoppers.”
According to police, Fida dropped her mother off at work at the Colchester Regional Hospital at 8:30 a.m. The car she was driving was later found in the hospital parking lot.
She was last seen wearing blue jeans and a white top. As of late Wednesday, police said there were no new updates.
Police issued a release on Wednesday morning about her disappearance and have asked the public to contact them if they know anything about where she could be.
News of Fida’s disappearance instantly went viral.
Dozens of Facebook posts and Tweets sharing news articles and voicing concern and were posted from across North America and even the United Kingdom.
King’s College and its students have been very busy spreading the message online.
”The response has been tremendous, which is really telling of how King’s operates. Everyone is so involved and cares about what’s happening in the community,” said Nick Stark, president of the King’s Student Union.
Fida served this past year as president of the residence Alexandra Hall. Employed by the front desk of the same residence and active in the school’s yearbook, she is certainly a familiar face to many students.
King’s is a tight-knit community, and Stark said it’s scary when a member of it is threatened.
According to a YouTube video of Fida, she moved to Halifax from Pakistan in 2009. She soon joined the Canadian Red Cross group Even Wars Have Limits as well as helped form a global issues group that raised around $2,000 for child soldiers.