Pakistan

Dua Zehra’s husband, police issued notices on teenager’s alleged abduction

Karachi-The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday issued notices to the Home Department, IG Sindh, SSP Sharqi, SHO Al-Falah Police Station and Dua Zehra’s hubby Zaheer Ahmed on her father’s appeal regarding the teenager’s alleged hijacking and early marriage.

A two- member bench headed by Justice Muhammad Iqbal Kalhoro heard the plea before moment. In the solicitation, Dua Zehra’s father had stated that his son had been kidnapped.
“ My son was forcefully married. She should be brought to court to find out the data,” the solicitation read. He contended that the court should record Dua’s statement and that police officers should be directed to bring her to court.
The supplicant had also asked the court to give protection to the family and that the marriage of Dua Zehra and Zaheer be declared illegal.
During the hail moment, the petitioner’s counsel told the court that the parents wanted to meet Dua and that a hijacking case has been registered against Zaheer Ahmed.

Read:Missing Karachi girl Dua Zehra found in Lahore

Justice Kalhoro remarked that the problem with the case was that the girl has herself given a statement in court. To which, Justice Agha Faisal inquired why they weren’t presenting the statement and record of the girl.
In the statement, the teenage girl had denied that she had been abducted and said she had married of her own will on April 17. She had also maintained that her life was in peril if she returned to Karachi.
Petitioner’s counsel told the court that the parents were getting information on Dua from social media. “ We do not know anything about Dua Zehra. The probing officer only left for Lahore a day before history (Sunday),” he said.
The counsel maintained that the petitioner had come to know through social media that Zaheer Ahmed had married Dua Zehra in Lahore. According to her listed date of birth, Dua was 14 times old at the time of marriage.
Underage marriage is an offense under the Child Marriage Restriction Act 2013.
Latterly, the court issued notices to Sindh Home Department, IG Sindh, SSP Sharqi, SHO Al-Falah Police Station and Zaheer Ahmed seeking a response by May 19.
On Sunday, the probing officer in the case had filed an interim challan in the court in which vittles for underage marriage assist had been included whereby Zaheer Ahmed, the alleged high suspect, Nikahkhwa Ghulam Mustafa and Nikah substantiations Shehzad and Asghar Ali have been declared absconders in the case.
The vittles of the Sindh Child Marriages Restraint Act have also been included in the case.
The probing officer had asked for a period of 15 days for the donation of the final challan of the case on Sunday.
He said Dua Zehra has to suffer a DNA and medical examination. The complainant’s counsel added that the court had given the police eight days to submit the final challan.

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