Cleric who solemnised Dua Zehra's nikkah arrested

By: News Desk
Published: 08:20 PM, 18 May, 2022
Cleric who solemnised Dua Zehra's nikkah arrested
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Police Wednesday arrested the cleric who solemnised the nikkah of Dua Zehra — the 14-year-old girl who had mysteriously gone missing from Karachi in April but later declared that she had run away from her home to marry 21-year-old Zaheer Ahmed, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

According to the police, cleric Qari Hafiz Ghulam Mustafa performed a “bogus nikkah” of the minor and her husband as it is illegal in Sindh to marry off people under the age of 18. Meanwhile, the age limit for someone to get married in Punjab is 16 years.

Police further revealed that in order to interrogate the cleric, who belonged to the New Samanabad area of Lahore, he has been shifted to an unknown location.

Categories : Crime