Dua Zahra’s marriage certificate is not legal, says Bakhtawar Bhutto
Bakhtawar Bhutto-Zardari has said that the marriage certificate of missing Karachi girl Dua Zahra making rounds on social media is not illegal as the girl is underage.
On Twitter, Bakhtawar Bhutto-Zardari released a statement while sharing Dua Zahra’s marriage certificate.
“This is not legal as she is underage (14) so obviously coerced and manipulated,” Bakhtawar tweeted.
She demanded that a case of kidnapping be filed against the groom and arrest of the Qazi who signed the marriage contract of the minor.
“The man should be charged with kidnapping & the maulvi should be arrested for signing off on child marriage,” she added.
Police have taken Dua Zahra into their custody from Pakpattan, a video statement of Dua has also circulating in this regard.
In the video statement, Dua Zahra said, “I came from my home of my own free will. My family members wanted to force me to marry someone else which I did not agree to. They used to physically torture me.”
“No one kidnapped me while I did not bring any valuables from home. My family members are misrepresenting my age. I am 18 years old. I got married to Zaheer Ahmed of my own free will. I am very happy with my husband.” She added.
Earlier, 12 days ago, a 14-year-old girl Dua Zahra went missing from Golden Town area of Karachi after which the police conducted raids at various places to search for her but the police had so far failed to find Dua Zahra.