Karachi Court orders more probe to determine true age of Dua Zahra
A local court in Karachi on Saturday directed the Sindh health secretary to constitute a medical board to determine the age of Dua Zehra.
In Court of Judicial Magistrate East today, the petitioner (Mehdi Kazmi) and his counsel, Jibran Nasir, contended that the police challan focused on two aspects: Dua’s age and her statement.
Jibran pleaded before court that Dua’s father says she is 14 and has Nadra documents to prove it.
The Court after hearing the arguments of Jibran Nasir, returned the case challan to the police, directing it to further investigate it and collect evidence regarding the true age of Dua through a medical board.
Dua went missing from Karachi in April and made headlines but later recovered from Punjab earlier this month and maintained she tried the knot with Zaheer on her own free will and without any pressure.
Dua has been repeatedly claimed that she is 18 years of age.
A medical test ordered by the Sindh High Court found she was 17 and ruled Dua was free to decide her fate.
Later, heer father, Mehdi Kazmi, challenged the SHC verdict in the Supreme Court (SC) where his petition was disposed of as “it didn’t fall in the jurisdiction” of the apex court.
The three-member bench had told Kazmi to approach the relevant forums for the formation of a medical board to determine his daughter’s age.