LHC orders medical exam of Taxila girls contracting marriage
July 15, 2020
The Rawalpindi Bench of Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday ordered the officials to conduct a medical test of the two girls of Taxila who have contracted marriage, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The court directed the district headquarters hospital’s medical superintendent to form a four-member board for the purpose and submit a report on July 20 (Monday).
During the hearing, Aakash – previously known as Asma Bibi – told the court that he was a male and having a married life. Similarly, Neha said Aakash was her husband and a complete male.
Earlier, it was reported that the two girls from Taxila had tied the knot officially through court marriage by tricking the judge as one of them managed to get the status of a boy using the state apparatus to her advantage.
The report came as the father of one of the girls – Neha – moved the LHC Rawalpindi Bench which accepted the petition and summoned the two “accused” on July 15.
According to the petitioner, Asma married her daughter in a local court after amending her CNIC (computerised national identity card) fraudulently and changing the name to Aakash.
He said the nikah was registered in Ward No 10 of Taxila Cantonment Board, adding that the change in sex was impossible in Pakistan and against Sharia.
On the other hand, the BBC Urdu shared more details of the episode and said the father – Amjad Shah – his 20-year-old daughter previously studied at a private school where she developed relations with her teacher (Asma) who lived nearby.
Later, he added, Neha studied computer science and got a job at the same school.
Amjad also mentioned in the petition that he stopped Neha from going to school after it was revealed that the two had a relationship.
He claimed that the area police did not take action as he approached them after the marriage episode.
It is said Asma informed the counsel for Amjad about changing her sex after she was contacted.