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SHC orders police to present Dua Zehra in court

Dua Zehra's father had filed a petition in court. Source: Online.

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday directed police to produce Dua Zehra, a girl who went missing and later contracted marriage, before the court in next hearing.

A two-member bench of SHC headed by Justice Muhammad Iqbal Kalhoro heard a petition filed by her father seeking the recovery of the teenage girl.

The court ordered Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) District East and SHO Al-Falah Police Station to present the girl in court in the next hearing. The court also directed the respondents as well as the Prosecutor General Sindh to file comments till May 19.

Dua Zehra’s father Syed Mehdi Ali Kazmi, had filed a petition in court pleading to order SSP East, SHO Alfalah police station and the investigation officer for the alleged kidnapping and child marriage of his daughter.

In the petition, Dua Zahra’s father has stated that his daughter had been kidnapped and married against her will. He pleaded that his daughter should be brought to the court to find out the truth and his daughter’s statement should be recorded in the court. 

Dua Zehra’s family had approached the police after she went missing from near her house in Alfalah Town in Karachi on April 16. Days after her disappearance, police found out that she had married a boy named Zaheer in Lahore.

A Lahore court allowed Dua to live with her husband. The Model Town court rejected the police request to send her to Darul Amana and allowed her to live with her husband.

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