Dua Zehra abduction, underage marriage case: SHC issues notices
KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has issued notices to the Home Department, IG Sindh, SSP West, SHO Al-Falah Police Station and Dua’s husband Zaheer Ahmed on the father’s request regarding alleged abduction of Dua Zahra and child marriage.
A two-judge bench headed by Justice Muhammad Iqbal Kalhoro heard the plea of Dua Zahra’s father regarding her alleged abduction and child marriage. A kidnapping case has been registered against Zaheer Ahmed.
Justice Muhammad Iqbal Kalhoro remarked that the problem was that the girl had given a statement in the court. Justice Agha Faisal while giving remarks said that why you are not presenting the statement and record of the girl?
Petitioner’s lawyer took the position that we are getting information from social media. We do not know anything about Dua Zahra. The investigating officer has gone to Lahore the day before yesterday.
The court issued notices to Sindh Home Department, IG Sindh, SSP West, SHO Al-Falah Police Station and Dua’s husband Zaheer Ahmed seeking reply by May 19.
In the petition, Dua Zahra’s father had taken the position that my daughter had been abducted.
“My daughter was forcibly married. My daughter should be brought to court to find out the facts. The court should record my daughter’s statement. Police officials should be directed to bring the daughter to court.” Dua’s father stated.