Dua Zehra’s real age is between 15 and 16: Report
Medical report submitted to court
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The medical report regarding the true age of teenager Dua Zehra has been submitted to the court in Karachi. According to the report, she is between the age of 15 and 16, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Monday.
The report was submitted on Monday to the Court of Judicial Magistrate East.
24NewsHD got the copy of Dua’s medical report.
According to the report, the girl’s age is between 15 and 16. As per her dental examination report, her age is around 13 to 15. Her bone ossification test report determines her age between 16 and 17. But the 10-member medical board agrees that her actual age is between 15 and 16.
The final report carries the signatures of all 10 members of the medical board.
Dua’s father Mehdi Kazmi’s lawyer Jibran Nasir in a series of tweets claimed that the new medical report verified that Dua’s real age was near 15, negating the previous medical board’s report which determined the girl’s age was between 16 and 17.
The Medical Board has verified the truth which Parents have been telling since 2.5 months. As per Board #DuaZehra is nearest to 15 yrs of age negating previous medical report which placed Dua at 17. Thus proven that NADRA documents are accurate & Dua in reality is a 14yr child.— M. Jibran Nasir 🇵🇸 (@MJibranNasir) July 4, 2022
We need better procedures and training in place both in Police & Judiciary to save our children. For 2.5 months parents suffered moving pillar to post to recover their child while Dua unaware herself was under unimaginable danger while content creators cashed in on this tragedy.— M. Jibran Nasir 🇵🇸 (@MJibranNasir) July 4, 2022
Does Sindh Police need more Court orders to do its job & recover #DuaZehra and arrest main accused Zaheer along with all his accomplices/aiders & abettors. Sindh Police wasted no time in getting Dua back to Punjab post examination now they shouldn't wait a minute to get her back.— M. Jibran Nasir 🇵🇸 (@MJibranNasir) July 4, 2022
The Sindh High Court on June 6 ordered a medical test of Dua who ran away from her house in Karachi’s Shah Faisal Colony in April and later found to have married to a boy in Punjab. Her parents claimed that she was even below 14 at the time of her marriage. On the SHC order, the Civil Hospital, Karachi had conducted her test which verified that the girl’s age was between 16 to 17.
But Dua’s father Mehdi Kazmi rejected the medical report terming it fake and requested fresh medical tests. He filed a fresh petition in the Court of Judicial Magistrate East in the last week of June and the judge ordered the police to continue the investigation to determine the age of Dua Zehra.
Reporter Mumtaz Jamali