SHC issues notices on new petition against child marriage of Dua Zehra

By: News Desk
Published: 06:18 PM, 6 Jul, 2022
SHC issues notices on new petition against child marriage of Dua Zehra
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On the new petition about the child marriage of Dua Zehra, the Sindh High Court issued notices to the Health Department, Home Department, IG Sindh and others on July 21.

According to the 24News HD TV channel, the new petition seeking recovery of Dua Zahra was heard before a bench headed by Justice Muhammad Iqbal Kalhoro on Wednesday.

The new petition stated that Dua Zehra had been abducted by Zaheer Ahmed so she should be recovered from his custody and also stopped from taking her out of the country.

The petition said that as per the authentic public documents, Dua Zehra was just thirteen years, eleven months and nineteen days old when she was abducted.

Zaheer Ahmed has taken the abductee to Punjab and performed a child marriage with her, the petition said adding that her age mentioned in the marriage certificate was 18 years to justify the validity of marriage while she was about 14 years old.

The petition appealed to the court that Dua Zehra should be rescued from the illegal custody of Zaheer Ahmed and handed over to her parents.