Court rejects IO request for MLO of Dua Zahra, orders challan submission on August 6th

The court has now directed the IO to submit the challan in the Dua Zahra case

A judicial magistrate in east court Karachi rejected the plea of the Investigation Officer (IO) for the Medico-Legal examination of Dua Zahra and directed him to submit the challan in the next hearing on August 6th.

IO sought time to submit the challan in the case.

The court has now directed the IO to submit the challan in the Dua Zahra case.

Earlier, Dua was shifted from the shelter home in Karachi to Lahore following the lawyer’s demand.

Dua, 15, had made headlines across the country after she had mysteriously disappeared from Karachi in April but later declared that she had run away from her home to marry 21-year-old Zaheer Ahmed.

Dua’s father, Mehdi Kazmi, filed a case of abduction against Zaheer but when the case was taken before the Lahore Model Town Court’s Judicial Magistrate, he rejected the police’s request to shift her to a shelter home, saying that she was free to go wherever she wants as she was not underage.

However, Kazmi continued his battle for Dua’s custody, reiterating that she was a minor, and hired lawyer Nasir to take over the case.