Lahore court allows shifting of Dua Zehra to Karachi shelter home
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On the other hand, Dua’s lawyer who filed a petition against the shifting of the Karachi teenage girl in the Judicial Magistrate District Court of Judge Rizwan Ahmad argued before the court that the girl did not want to go back to Karachi as she feared for her life over there. He said he wanted to record her statement under 164 in the Lahore District Court. He alleged that Dua’s father Mehdi Kazmi was exploiting his daughter for his financial benefit.
Ali Hassan Jafri advocate said that he met with Dua who made some other revelations. He said that Dua’s original date of birth was April 27, 2006. He told the court that his clients wanted Dua’s ossification test and Dua’s father was made party to the case but he didn’t turn up.
However, Mehdi Kazmi’s lawyer contended that the Judicial Magistrate Court did not have the jurisdiction to pass an order for the ossification test. He said that the case was sub judice in Karachi trial court and to hear another petition or take notice on it was tantamount to interfering in the jurisdiction of Sindh High Court.
Reporter Husnain Olakh