LHC grants bail to Dua Zahra’s husband Zaheer till July 14th


The Lahore High Court (LHC) Thursday granted bail to Zaheer Ahmed, husband of Dua Zahra, til July 14th.

Zaheer Ahmed had approached the Lahore High Court (LHC) to avoid police arrest. His interim bail application was filed by his lawyer.

Justice Aalia Neelum heard the case.

Earlier on Wednesday, Dua Zehra’s father, Syed Mehdi Ali Kazmi, had filed a new petition in the Sindh High Court (SHC) seeking his daughter’s recovery from what he says are ‘kidnappers’ who illegally lured a child into marriage.

The petition states that Zaheer Ahmed abducted Dua Zehra and at that time the girl’s age was 13 years, 11 months, and 19 days.

Kazmi presented Dua’s NADRA documents, educational certificates, passport and birth certificate to prove her proper age.

The petition further stated that Zaheer Ahmed took the abductee to Punjab and married her despite her being a child. The date of marriage is April 17, and Dua’s age mentioned age is 18 years to declare the marriage valid.

“The court is requested to order to rescue Dua from the illegal custody of Zaheer Ahmed and hand her over to her parents. The court is also requested to stop Dua from being taken out of the country,” the petition said.