SC Karachi Registry rejects Dua Zahra’s father plea about his daughter’s age


SC Karachi Registry rejects Dua Zahra’s father plea

Supreme Court Karachi Registry on Thursday rejected Dua Zahra’s father’s plea to hand him over his daughter.

SC while rejecting the plea of Mehdi Kazmi asked him to contact the relevant forum.

The counsel of Mehdi Kazmi, Jibran Nasir, told the media that SC has asked to contact the relevant forum for the medical board.

The apex court has wrapped up the Dua Zehra case.

Earlier, Kazmi had moved the apex court against Sindh High Court (SHC’s) decision allowing his teenage daughter to decide where she wants to go, with her parents or husband.

“The medical records revealed Dua’s age to be 17. According to National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) and academic documents, she is 14 years old,” the petitioner stated in the plea.

The petition added that the police have classified his daughter’s case as C-class and pleaded for an immediate hearing of the case, calling SHC’s decision faulty.

On June 8, the SHC allowed Dua to decide if she wants to go with her parents or her husband. “In light of all the evidence, this is not a case of kidnapping,” said the three-page written order by Justice Junaid Ghaffar.

“…the alleged/minor Dua E Zahra Kazmi, pursuant to her statement on Oath and Age Certificate is set at liberty to decide as to whom she intends to reside and go along,” the order read.

Also, Kazmi on Wednesday filed a petition in the SC’s Karachi registry, stating “Zahra has talked about traveling out of the country.” The plea requests the court to restrict Zahra from giving more interviews and going out of Pakistan.

Kazmi has also requested the court to order Zahra’s “recovery” and production in the court.